Meaning: to use one's imagination to come up with something like an excuse, a name, a plan, or a storySynonym: come up with, invent
- think up sth The boss wants me to work on Sunday mornings, but I'll have to think up an excuse because I love sleeping in on Sundays.
- think sth up We need a good name for our new computer game. Do you think you could help us think one up?
Nouns often used as objects with think up: excuse, reason, explanation, name, title, story, plot, plan, scheme
I don't want to go to the party, so I'll have to think up
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Contributor: Matt Errey