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dream

verb
 
 
/driːm/ ( past tense and past participle dreamed, dreamt)
SLEEP [I, T] A2 to experience events and images in your mind while you are sleeping: [+ (that)] Last night I dreamed that I was flying.Dreaming
IMAGINE [I, T] B1 to imagine something that you would like to happen: [+ of + doing sth] I dream of living on a desert island. [+ (that)] He never dreamed that one day he would become President.Goals and purposes
wouldn't dream of doing sth used to say that you would not do something because you think it is wrong or sillyImagining and conceiving
(Definition of dream verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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