think out


General English

  • phrasal verb to consider something carefully in all its details


  • verb to bring about the dismissal of a batsman by some form of cunning or deception
    Citation ‘Coney thought out Lamb with a perfect inswinger in the second innings’ (Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Cricketer September 1983)
    Citation ‘Worrell … had always been an intelligent medium-paced left-hand bowler who could tie down an end until he thought a batsman out’ (Manley 1988)