think out

think out
If you think something out, you consider all the aspects and details of it before doing anything or making a decision.

[V n P] I need time alone to think things out...

[V-ed P] The book is detailed and well thought out...

[V P n (not pron)] He chewed at the end of his pencil, thinking out the next problem.


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