dream2 S3 past tense and past participle dreamed or dreamt
to think about something that you would like to happen or have
wish[intransitive and transitive]
dream of/about (doing) something
She dreamed of becoming a chef.
He's got the sort of money that you and I can only dream about.
She dreamed that one day she would be famous.
to have a dream while you are asleep
while sleeping[intransitive and transitive]
I dreamt about you last night.
It's quite common to dream that you're falling.
to think about something else and not give your attention to what is happening around you [= daydream]:
not pay attention[intransitive]
She had been dreaming and had not followed the conversation.
to imagine that you have done, seen, or heard something that you have not:
imagine[intransitive and transitive]
I was sure I posted the letter but I must have dreamt it.
used to say that you did not think that something would happen:
We never dreamed that we would get through to the next round.
used to say that you would never do something because you think it is bad or wrong:
I wouldn't dream of letting strangers look after my own grandmother!
used to express surprise about something that has happened:
Who would have dreamed that this would happen?
dream something ↔ awayphrasal verb
She would just sit in her room dreaming away the hours.
dream onphrasal verb
You think I'm going to help you move house? Dream on!
dream something ↔ upphrasal verb
He was continually dreaming up new schemes to promote and enlarge the business.