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English verb: ruminate

1. ruminate (consumption) chew the cuds


SamplesCows ruminate.


ExamplesThe animals ruminate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)eat


Domain categoryruminant

2. ruminate (cognition) reflect deeply on a subject


SamplesI 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.


Synonymschew over, contemplate, excogitate, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, speculate, think over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think


Narrower (hyponym)bethink, cogitate, consider, introspect, premeditate, puzzle, question, study, theologise, theologize, wonder









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