From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthink of somebody/something phrasal verb1IDEAto produce an idea, name, suggestion etc by thinkingThey’re still trying to think of a name for the baby.Can you think of any other way to do it?2REMEMBERto remember somethingI can’t think of the name of the hotel we stayed in.3KINDto behave in a way that shows that you want to treat other people wellIt was very good of you to think of me.He’s always thinking of other people.4think only of yourself to only do things that are good for you and not think about what other people want – used to show disapprovalShe’s a spoiled child who thinks only of herself.5be thinking of somebody used to say that you care about and feel sympathy for someone who is in a difficult situationTake care! I’ll be thinking of you. →think→ See Verb table
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think of • All the hate welled up inside him as he thought of Carrie and Mikey.• We thought of Chet and dozens of individuals like him, sitting glumly in their offices and looking to get out.• Come to think of it, Janice is not soft.• Whenever I think of my childhood now, I see Fanshawe.• Indeed, it is difficult to think of the expression of any ideas that does not reveal a moralattitude.• Mind you, you're not the only one who's thinking of the future.think only of yourself• No, they think only of themselves.• Why am I thinking only of myself?be thinking of somebody• I was thinking of a textillustrated with his photographs: a memorial.• On the way back home he stopped off to look at a house he was thinking ofbuying.• She was so embarrassed she said she was thinking of changing her last name.• I was thinking of getting in touch.• He was thinking of settling in this land of freedom, he told me as I sat down opposite.• It was obvious to Celestine that he was thinking of something else.• They were thinking ofwives and little ones far away, and wondering if they would ever see them again.• He felt he ought now to be thinking of writing a book - but on what?