dream up

This page is about the phrasal verb dream up.

Meaning: to imagine something like a plan or a story in great detail

Synonym: come up with

For example:

  • dream up It's amazing to think that one person could dream up an entire world like the one described in the Harry Potter novels.

  • dream up Who was it who dreamed up your plan to cheat by sending SMS messages?

Quick Quiz:

Darren first dreamed up the idea of travelling around the world on a skateboard when he was

a. asleep

b. a baby

c. a teenager

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