English version

think of somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthink of somebody/something phrasal verb1 IDEAto produce an idea, name, suggestion etc by thinking They’re still trying to think of a name for the baby. Can you think of any other way to do it?2 REMEMBERto remember something I can’t think of the name of the hotel we stayed in.3 KINDto behave in a way that shows that you want to treat other people well It was very good of you to think of me. He’s always thinking of other people.4 think only of yourself to only do things that are good for you and not think about what other people want – used to show disapproval She’s a spoiled child who thinks only of herself.5 be thinking of somebody used to say that you care about and feel sympathy for someone who is in a difficult situation Take care! I’ll be thinking of you. think→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
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 moral attitude.Mind you, you're not the only one who's thinking of the future.think only of yourselfNo, they think only of themselves.Why am I thinking only of myself?be thinking of somebodyI was thinking of a text illustrated with his photographs: a memorial.On the way back home he stopped off to look at a house he was thinking of buying.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 of wives 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?
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Verb table
think
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theythink
he, she, itthinks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theythought
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave thought
he, she, ithas thought
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad thought
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill think
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have thought
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam thinking
he, she, itis thinking
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you, we, theyare thinking
Past
I, he, she, itwas thinking
you, we, theywere thinking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been thinking
he, she, ithas been thinking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been thinking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be thinking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been thinking
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