ADJ. human the complex nature of the human mind | conscious, subconscious, unconscious Our subconscious mind tries to protect us. | best, brilliant, finest a problem that has defeated the world's finest minds | agile, enquiring, lively | open Try to keep an open mind until you've heard all the facts. | impressionable influencing impressionable young minds | one-track Honestly, all you ever talk about is sex?you've got a one-track mind!
VERB + MIND come into, come to, cross, flash across/into, go through, spring to The thought never crossed my mind! I'm sure someone can help you, but no one immediately springs to mind. | bear in, keep in Bear in mind the age of the vehicle when assessing its value. Here are some important points to keep in mind … | slip I'm sorry I forgot your birthday?it completely slipped my mind. | be imprinted on, stick in terrible images that will be imprinted on our minds for ever | prey on It's been preying on my mind ever since it happened. | occupy He occupied his mind by playing cards against himself.
MIND + VERB wander Her mind began to wander. | race His mind raced, trying to think of a way out of the situation. | be in a turmoil, reel Her mind was still reeling from the shock.
PREP. in your ~ You've been in my mind a lot lately. | in ~ I'll keep what you say in mind. | on your ~ I've got a lot on my mind at the moment.
PHRASES at/in the back of your mind The problem was always at the back of my mind. | at/in the forefront of your mind Try to keep safety in the forefront of your mind at all times. | a frame/state of mind He's in rather a negative frame of mind. | have sth in mind What kind of party do you have in mind? | in the recesses of your mind It was something she had never imagined, not even in the deepest recesses of her mind. | mind and body refreshed in mind and body | no doubt in your mind There was absolutely no doubt in my mind that he was guilty. | uppermost in your mind Their own problems of course remained uppermost in their minds.
ADV. bitterly, terribly, very much They had thought the boys wouldn't mind sharing; as it turned out, they minded bitterly. Would you mind terribly if I went on my own? | not a bit, not at all I don't mind at all telling people my age. | not greatly, not much, not really Nobody really minded much about what happened to them.
VERB + MIND not seem to His parents didn't seem to mind that he dropped out of university.
PREP. about I didn't mind about the money.