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daydream about (someone or something)

To fantasize or imagine scenarios while one is awake (as opposed to dreaming while one is asleep). She's probably daydreaming about the boy she has a crush on, considering she's doodling his name all over her notebook. I can't believe that I'm singing on Broadway tonight—I used to daydream about that all the time when I was a kid!
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daydream about someone or something

to have daytime fantasies about someone or something. Poor Alice is always daydreaming about Albert. John is daydreaming about running away to Tahiti.
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Daydreaming gives us a chance to let our minds wander, to let our default mode network synthesize what we've been working on in our task-oriented work day.
Upon completion of the TI measures, participants in the daydream journal group and participants in the daydream interpretation group were given a 15-minute presentation that included a brief synopsis of the theoretical tenets of daydreaming, a definition of work-related daydreams, and the procedures for recording daydreams in a daydream journal.
We know that all children daydream, so the concern to be addressed is whether there is something going on that is more than typical daydreaming and is interfering with a child's ability to learn in the classroom.
Dreaming during the night occurs on a 90-minute cycle and it is thought that daydreaming follows a similar pattern, but daily activities interrupt it.
The difficulty with this behaviour, Ms Belton says, is that it keeps youngsters from daydreaming.
Isn't this kind of holy daydreaming an essential quality of sabbath?
The number and proportion of students reporting each of the four perspectives in daydreaming and dreaming are presented in Table 1.
Back in 1975, Walter Fauerso of Richmond, California, read the famed Jean Giono tale, The Man Who Planted Trees, and began daydreaming about becoming a Johnny Appleseed.
More than a third of those who admit to daydreaming, fixing their hair, talking on their cell phone, sending texts, checking their BlackBerry or reading, say they do it regardless of weather conditions.
London, Dec 28 (ANI): We often find ourselves drifting away while at work or studying but experts have said that it's bad for health - and now the best way to avoid daydreaming is to make love, it seems.
THE NEXT time somebody tells you that daydreaming is not good for you, ignore the advice.
We spend as much as a third of our waking lives daydreaming, but new research shows that time is not wasted.
Researchers reckon the action of drawing prevents people from daydreaming.
More than one in three waste 25 minutes every day chatting to friends, daydreaming, surfing the internet or looking for a new job.
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