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free-associate

(frē′ə-sō′sē-āt′, -shē-)
intr.v. free-associ·ated, free-associ·ating, free-associ·ates
To engage in free association.
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Here's what I think of when I free-associate on the Redskins: Joe Theismann's leg, Doug Williams and the whole idea of a black QB, the despicable Allens, Gibbs' glasses, the despicable Jack Kent Cooke, Art Monk, John Riggins, that '83 Super Bowl, Russ Grimm, and the Hogs.
Then he asks them to free-associate from images of different vehicle designs and write stories about what they hoped the design would become.
Left without any visual component to consider, visitors free-associate in an environment usually reserved for images and not sounds.
It wasn't until the response I got from working with craft materials like yarn, felt, and cut paper, where people really started to free-associate around those materials and to project all sorts of things onto my own biography.