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English definition of “wish”


verb [I or T] (MAGIC)    /wɪʃ/
to hope that something you want will be made real because of good luck or magical powers : [+ that] I remember blowing out the candles on my birthday cake and wishing that John Lee would be my boyfriend . If I could wish myself anywhere in the world (= go anywhere as a result of making a wish) right now it would be somewhere hot and sunny . He's funny , bright , handsome - everything a girl could wish for really. " Your job must be very glamorous ." "I wish!" (= not at all.) "By the time I'm 40, I'll be rich ." "You wish!" (= There is no chance of that happening .)MagicWanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
(Definition of wish verb (MAGIC) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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