deep in thought


deep in thought
absorbed by many thoughts

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • deep in thought — adjective deeply absorbed in thought (Freq. 1) as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class lost in thought a preoccupied frown • Syn: ↑bemused, ↑lost, ↑preoccupied …   Useful english dictionary

  • deep in something — phrase completely involved in doing something, especially so that you do not notice things happening around you deep in conversation: Her husband seemed deep in conversation with Mrs Beeley. deep in thought: He was deep in thought, oblivious to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • deep — [dēp] adj. [ME dep < OE deop, akin to Ger tief, Goth diups < IE base * dheub , deep, hollow > DIP, DUMP1] 1. extending far downward from the top or top edges, inward from the surface, or backward from the front [a deep cut, a deep lake,… …   English World dictionary

  • thought — thought1 [thôt] n. [ME thouht < OE thoht < PGmc * thanht, pret. of * thankjan (> OE thencan: see THINK1)] 1. the act or process of thinking; reflection; meditation; cogitation 2. the power of reasoning, or of conceiving ideas; capacity… …   English World dictionary

  • thought — noun 1 sth that you think ADJECTIVE ▪ comforting, good, happy, pleasant, positive ▪ It was a comforting thought that at least her father hadn t suffered. ▪ Before going on stage, I breathe deeply and t …   Collocations dictionary

  • deep — 1. adjective /diːp/ a) Having its bottom far down. That is a deep thought! b) Profound, having great meaning or import, but possibly obscure or not obvious …   Wiktionary

  • deep — [[t]di͟ːp[/t]] ♦♦ deeper, deepest 1) ADJ GRADED If something is deep, it extends a long way down from the ground or from the top surface of something. The water is very deep and mysterious looking... Den had dug a deep hole in the centre of the… …   English dictionary

  • deep — deep1 W1S2 [di:p] adj comparative deeper superlative deepest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(going far down)¦ 2¦(going far in)¦ 3¦(serious)¦ 4¦(breath)¦ 5¦(feeling/belief)¦ 6¦(sound)¦ 7¦(colour)¦ 8¦(difficult …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • deep — deep1 [ dip ] adjective *** ▸ 1 going long way down ▸ 2 feeling/emotion: strong ▸ 3 sound: low ▸ 4 color: dark and strong ▸ 5 sleep: hard to wake from ▸ 6 breathing a lot of air ▸ 7 with complicated ideas ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) going a long way down… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • deep — 1 /di:p/ adjective 1 GOING FAR DOWN going far down from the top or from the surface: a deep hole in the ground | Come on, get in! The water s not very deep here. | 2 metres/6 feet etc deep: At this point the lake is ninety metres deep. 2 knee… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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