daydream

noun
absentminded dreaming while awake
Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑daydream (for: ↑daydreaming)
Hypernyms: ↑dream, ↑dreaming
verb
1. have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑dream, ↑woolgather, ↑stargaze
See Also: ↑dream up (for: ↑dream)
Derivationally related forms:
Hypernyms: ↑imagine, ↑conceive of, ↑ideate, ↑envisage
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

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Somebody ——s that CLAUSE

2. have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake
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She looked out the window, daydreaming

Syn: ↑moon
Derivationally related forms: ↑daydreamer, ↑daydreaming
Hypernyms: ↑idle, ↑laze, ↑slug, ↑stagnate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s


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