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dream about (someone or something)

1. To fantasize about doing something. I've dreamed about being an astronaut since I was eight years old.
2. To envision 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 thing every night?
See also: dream

dream away

To waste time absorbed in fantasies. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dream" and "away." You'll be up all night doing your book report if you just lay around and dream away the day.
See also: away, dream

dream of (someone or something)

1. To fantasize about doing something. I've dreamed of being an astronaut since I was eight years old.
2. To envision something in one's sleep. While recovering from dental surgery, I actually dreamed of all the foods I couldn't eat. Waking up was quite a disappointment! What does it mean if you keep dreaming of the same thing every night?
See also: dream, of

dream up

To invent or imagine something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dream" and "up." No, Meredith used to flirt with me all the time—I didn't just dream up her romantic interest in me, I swear! I can't wait to hear the excuse you've dreamed up this time!
See also: dream, up

dream something away

Fig. to waste away a period of time having fantasies. I just want to sit in the sun and dream the day away. Don't dream away your life!
See also: away, dream

dream something up

Fig. to invent something; to fabricate something. (The something can be the word something.) I don't know what to do, but I'll dream something up. Please dream up a solution for this problem.
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dream up

Invent, concoct, as in Count on her to dream up some explanation for her absence. This expression replaced the somewhat earlier dream out. [c. 1940]
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dream up

v.
To concoct something, especially a plan or idea that is viewed as impractical: We dreamed up a plan to take over the company. They dreamed a plan up that would allow them to retire next year. What happens in the book is more magical than anything I could dream up.
See also: dream, up