mull over something

mull over something
mull over (something) to think carefully about something for a period of time.

She asked me what I thought about her idea, and I said I would have to mull it over.

Bill mulled over the pros and cons of this job offer.


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  • mull over — (something) to think carefully about something for a period of time. She asked me what I thought about her idea, and I said I would have to mull it over. Bill mulled over the pros and cons of this job offer …   New idioms dictionary

  • mull over — verb reflect deeply on a subject I mulled over the events of the afternoon philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate • Syn: ↑chew over, ↑think over,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mull over — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms mull over : present tense I/you/we/they mull over he/she/it mulls over present participle mulling over past tense mulled over past participle mulled over to think carefully about something over a period of… …   English dictionary

  • mull over — PHRASAL VERB If you mull something over, you think about it for a long time before deciding what to do. [V P n (not pron)] McLaren had been mulling over an idea to make a movie... [V n P] I ll leave you alone here so you can mull it over. Syn …   English dictionary

  • mull over — verb To think deeply about something; to ponder, deliberate or ruminate. Syn: ponder, chew over …   Wiktionary

  • mull over — v. contemplate, think deeply about something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mull — [ mʌl ] verb transitive mull over phrasal verb to think carefully about something over a period of time: They ll need time to mull over the proposals …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mull — [[t]mʌ̱l[/t]] mulls, mulling, mulled VERB If you mull something, you think about it for a long time before deciding what to do. [AM] [V n] Last month, a federal grand jury began mulling evidence in the case... Do you know why he was mulling and… …   English dictionary

  • Mull — could refer to: *Mull, an Anglicization of the Gaelic Maol , is a term for a rounded hill, summit, or mountain, bare of trees (it has also been used, in Gaelic, to refer to a forehead, or to a shaved head). As an adjective, the word is used to… …   Wikipedia

  • Mull (geographical term) — Mull is an Anglicization of the Gaelic Maol, a term for a rounded hill, summit, or mountain,[1] bare of trees (it has also been used, in Gaelic, to refer to a forehead, or to a shaved head). As an adjective, the word is used to indicate something …   Wikipedia

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