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  ( thoughts    plural  )
1    Thought is the past tense and past participle of think.  
2       n-count   A thought is an idea that you have in your mind.  
oft N of n/-ing, N that  
The thought of Nick made her throat tighten..., He pushed the thought from his mind..., I've just had a thought.     
3       n-plural   A person's thoughts are their mind, or all the ideas in their mind when they are concentrating on one particular thing.  
usu poss N  
I jumped to my feet so my thoughts wouldn't start to wander..., If he wasn't there physically, he was always in her thoughts.     
4       n-plural   A person's thoughts are their opinions on a particular subject.  
oft poss N, N on/about n  
Many of you have written to us to express your thoughts on the conflict..., Mr Goodman, do you have any thoughts on that?     
5       n-uncount   Thought is the activity of thinking, especially deeply, carefully, or logically.  
Alice had been so deep in thought that she had walked past her car without even seeing it..., He had given some thought to what she had told him...     
6       n-count   A thought is an intention, hope, or reason for doing something.  
oft N of n  
Sarah's first thought was to run back and get Max..., They had no thought of surrender...     
7       n-sing   A thought is an act of kindness or an offer of help; used especially when you are thanking someone, or expressing admiration of someone.  
with supp, oft adj N  
`Would you like to move into the ward?'—`A kind thought, but no, thank you.'     
8       n-uncount   Thought is the group of ideas and beliefs which belongs, for example, to a particular religion, philosophy, science, or political party.  
Aristotle's scientific theories dominated Western thought for fifteen hundred years...     
    second thought  

second thought        ( second thoughts    plural  )
1       n-sing   If you do something without a second thought, you do it without thinking about it carefully, usually because you do not have enough time or you do not care very much.  
with brd-neg, a N  
This murderous lunatic could kill them both without a second thought..., Roberto didn't give a second thought to borrowing $2,000 from him.     
2       n-plural   If you have second thoughtsabout a decision that you have made, you begin to doubt whether it was the best thing to do.  
oft N about n  
I had never had second thoughts about my decision to leave the company.     
3    You can say on second thoughts or on second thought when you suddenly change your mind about something that you are saying or something that you have decided to do.  
on second thoughts/on second thought      phrase   PHR with cl  
`Wait there!' Kathryn rose. `No, on second thought, follow me.'     
If something such as a book or a film is thought-provoking, it contains interesting ideas that make people think seriously.      adj  
This is an entertaining yet thought-provoking film.     
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[subj: poiicemen] to herd [demonstrators] into a compact group in order to control their movements
1. [Mil.] a pilot who comes in support of the leading aircraft. He is positionned besides and slightly behind the leading aircraft. 2. [Fig.] a person who helps a friend to approach potential partners
2. this meaning has been popularised by the TV series How I Met Your Mother
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
[arch.] near in space, time or relation, almost (followed by: upon)
"nigh upon" is even stronger in keeping with an antiquated, even biblical style. "The end of the world is nigh upon us"
[as interjection] an expression of congratulations, thanks or respect
big up to the team for a great job
[in Thailand] young male transsexual (often a sex worker)
extremely [with the idea of "abnormally"]
freakishly successful/large/lifelike
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
defeat someone with arguments during a discussion; knock out [Fig.]
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
Digital footprint is a track left by user in form of data in process of transmission of information online
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
c'est l'intention qui compte
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