dream*/*/*/

dream*/*/*/
[driːm] noun [C] I
1) something that you experience in your mind while you are sleeping
I had a strange dream last night.[/ex]
The idea came to him in a dream.[/ex]
2) something good that you hope that you will have or will achieve in the future
a dream job/holiday/home[/ex]
She watched her dreams of success fade away.[/ex]
Finding my father again was a dream come true (= something that you really wanted to happen).[/ex]
beyond your (wildest) dreams — much better than you imagined or hoped[/ex]
go/work like a dream — to happen in the best way possible[/ex]
II
(past tense and past participle dreamed dreamt [dremt] ) verb [I/T]
dream */*/[driːm]
1) to experience things in your mind while you are sleeping
I was dreaming about a black cat.[/ex]
He dreamt that he saw Rosa.[/ex]
2) to think about something that you hope to do
She had always dreamed of going to Africa.[/ex]
would not dream of doing sth — used for emphasizing that you would definitely not do something[/ex]
I wouldn't dream of asking him for money.[/ex]
- dream sth up

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