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dream

2 verb
     
dream2 S3 past tense and past participle dreamed or dreamt
1

wish

[intransitive and transitive] to think about something that you would like to happen or have
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.
dream (that)
She dreamed that one day she would be famous.
2

while sleeping

[intransitive and transitive] to have a dream while you are asleep
dream about
I dreamt about you last night.
dream (that)
It's quite common to dream that you're falling.
3

not pay attention

[intransitive] to think about something else and not give your attention to what is happening around you [= daydream]:
She had been dreaming and had not followed the conversation.
4

imagine

[intransitive and transitive] to imagine that you have done, seen, or heard something that you have not:
I was sure I posted the letter but I must have dreamt it.
5

never dreamed (that)

used to say that you did not think that something would happen:
We never dreamed that we would get through to the next round.
6

wouldn't dream of (doing) something

spoken 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!
7

who would have dreamt that ...?

spoken used to express surprise about something that has happened:
Who would have dreamed that this would happen?

dream something ↔ away

phrasal verb
to waste time by thinking about what may happen:
She would just sit in her room dreaming away the hours.

dream on

phrasal verb
used to tell someone that they are hoping for something that will not happen:
You think I'm going to help you move house? Dream on!

dream something ↔ up

phrasal verb
to think of a plan or idea, especially an unusual one:
He was continually dreaming up new schemes to promote and enlarge the business.

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