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brainstorm

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbrainstormbrain‧storm1 /ˈbreɪnstɔːm $ -stɔːrm/ ●○○ noun  1 [countable usually singular] American EnglishIDEA a sudden clever idea syn brainwave British English Kirby had a sudden brainstorm.2 CONFUSED[countable] British English informal if you have a brainstorm, you are suddenly unable to think clearly or sensibly I must have had a brainstorm that afternoon.
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brainstormPerhaps it was due to her feeling adrift, but she appeared to have suffered a brainstorm.Have the clients brainstorm other ways they could achieve the desired effects without overdrinking.He believes that the Bulls are an executive brainstorm, a tribute to the managerial skills of himself and owner Jerry Reinsdorf.The researcher could share enthusiasms, be a shoulder to cry on and help brainstorm alternatives.But a quick brainstorm with 50 further education lecturers on a part-time degree course revealed the same negative associations.Perhaps the Secretary of State's warm endorsement was a temporary brainstorm?Tanedo works individually with students, helping them brainstorm and write rough drafts.had a brainstormI had a brainstorm about the project last night.
brainstormbrainstorm2 verb [intransitive, transitive]  to have a discussion or meeting with other people at work, to suggest a lot of ideas for an activity or for solving a problem Employees get together and brainstorm ideas some of which get developed and some don't.
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