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English definition of “in a dream”

in a dream

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B2 not conscious of what is happening around you because other thoughts are filling your mind: I didn't hear what you were saying - I was in a dream.Dreaming
(Definition of in a dream from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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