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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.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, presenter Oprah Winfrey, golfer Tiger Woods and tennis star Roger Federer all champion daydreaming and claim they have used visualisation to help them get to the top of their game.
Daydreaming I think big things or dreams happen a certain way just once.
This new research claims that daydreaming is a vital mental tool, as it is a thought process which permits the brain to make new associations and links.
Vos, who admitted during the trial that he had been daydreaming and had also been distracted by his laptop, did not realise that vehicles ahead of him were slowing down and did not apply his breaks in enough time to stop his lorry from crashing into the back of their car.
A striking correlation emerged between areas damaged in Alzheimer's patients and regions activated during daydreaming and idle thought in the younger people.
Geismar offers a slight respite from this abstraction with Global Daydreaming, Prague, 2004, a PowerPoint presentation on CD-ROM showing a series of names of Prague streets, on backgrounds of the Czech national colors, in rapid succession--streets named after places in other parts of the world, suggesting how much more open to the world this city once was.
When I wasn't at dance, I was watching videos of my favorites, listening to classical music and envisioning choreography, or daydreaming about being onstage.
"Daydreaming," says artificial intelligence researcher Erik Mueller, "is spontaneously recalling or imagining personal or vicarious experiences in the past or future." He argues that it improves efficiency, assists creativity, and regulates emotions.
I'm daydreaming, my feet propped up on the dash, my eyes directed out to pine trees and sky--so I'm barely aware of Dan's face, how it contorts with doubt and hope as he guns our pickup to pass a car.
The present study is an attempt to determine: 1) if similar proportions of respondents report exclusively first-person, mixed, and exclusively third-person daydream perspectives; and 2) if there is continuity between the perspective an individual adopts while daydreaming and dreaming.
It provides a framework for collective daydreaming designed to promote strategic thinking and build consensus along the way.
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.