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Definition of muse verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they muse
    he / she / it muses
    past simple mused
    -ing form musing
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  1. 1[intransitive] muse (about/on/over/upon something) to think carefully about something for a time, ignoring what is happening around you synonym ponder I sat quietly, musing on the events of the day. see also musing
  2. 2[transitive] + speech muse that… to say something to yourself in a way that shows you are thinking carefully about it “I wonder why?” she mused.
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