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English definition of “wish”

wish

verb [+ (that) clause] (DESIRE DIFFERENT SITUATION)   /wɪʃ/
to desire some situation that is different from the one that exists: I wish (that) I didn’t have to go to work today. She wished she could afford a new car. I wish I hadn’t eaten so much.
(Definition of wish verb (DESIRE DIFFERENT SITUATION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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