Brainstorm - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbreɪnstɔːrm|  American pronunciation of the word brainstorm
Brit.  |ˈbreɪnstɔːm|  British pronunciation of the word brainstorm

noun

- the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation (syn: brainwave, insight)

verb

- try to solve a problem by thinking intensely about it

Examples

I'm sorry—I must have been having a brainstorm when I wrote that.

Kirby had a sudden brainstorm.

I must have had a brainstorm that afternoon.

I must have had a brainstorm - I went shopping and forgot to take any money.

...a jellyfish who was afraid to tell her boss that her latest brainstorm was just plain bad...

Employees get together and brainstorm ideas.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: brainstorm
he/she/it: brainstorms
present participle: brainstorming
past tense: brainstormed
past participle: brainstormed
noun
singular: brainstorm
plural: brainstorms
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