1. n. a good idea; an idea that enters one’s head suddenly.
I had a sudden brainstorm and got out of bed to write it down.
This brainstorm hit me while I was in the shower.
2. in. to try to think up good ideas, especially as a group.
Let’s brainstorm on this for a little while.

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