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To have a thought or thoughts

occur to

if a thought or idea occurs to you, you suddenly and unexpectedly start to think about it

flash

verb

if a thought flashes across your mind, it comes and goes very quickly

dawn

verb

if something such as a thought or a feeling dawns, you begin to realize, understand, or feel it

think

verb

to have something in your mind

strike

verb

if a thought or idea strikes you, it enters your mind suddenly or unexpectedly

run

verb

to have a particular thought

go through

if a thought or idea goes through your mind, you consider it for a short time

occupy

verb

if something occupies your mind, thoughts, or attention, or if it occupies you, you think about it a lot

enter your mind/head

if a thought enters your head, you think about it or consider it

cross someone’s mind

if something crosses your mind, you think of it, but often not for very long or very seriously

solutionism

the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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