dream about (someone or something)

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dream about (someone or something)

1. To fantasize about someone or something, especially doing something as one's goal or ambition. I've dreamed about being an astronaut since I was eight years old. I've dreamed about this moment. I can't believe it's actually happening. Back in high school, I dreamed about him. Now we're together and he's everything to me.
2. To envision someone or something in one's sleep. While recovering from dental surgery, I actually dreamed about all the foods I couldn't eat. Waking up was quite a disappointment! What does it mean if you keep dreaming about the same person every night?
See also: dream
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dream about someone or something

 and dream of someone or something
to have mental pictures about someone or something, especially in one's sleep. I dreamed about you all night last night. I dreamed of a huge chocolate cake.
See also: dream
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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