Word forms: plural , 3rd person singular present
, present participle brainstorming
, past tense , past participle brainstormed
1. countable noun
I can have a brainstorm and be very extravagant.
2. countable noun
If you have a brainstorm
, you suddenly have a clever
regional note: in BRIT, usually use brainwave
'Look,' she said, getting a brainstorm, 'Why don't you invite them here?'
If a group of people brainstorm
, they have a meeting
in which they all put forward
as many ideas and suggestions
as they can think of.
The women meet twice a month to brainstorm and set business goals for each other.
We can brainstorm a list of the most influential individuals in the company.
Hundreds of ideas had been tried and discarded during two years of brainstorming.
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