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  • v. To indulge in fantasy; to imagine things only possible in fantasy.
  • v. To portray in the mind, using fantasy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. portray in the mind
  • v. indulge in fantasies


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  • But he added that some female students still "fantasise" about lecturers.


  • "It is evidently pleasing to many people," the demographer J Richard Udry observed dryly in a 1970 paper comprehensively disproving the theory, "to fantasise that when people are trapped by some immobilising event which deprives them of their usual activities, most will turn to copulation".

    Sex, lies and natural disasters

  • The only time I fantasise about stuff like that, is when I pair them up with ME!!

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  • Because let's face it, writers are only people, and they write about the things they know and the things they fantasise about.


  • I was on the knife-edge between 'struggling writer' and 'failed writer', doomed to live a life where I could only fantasise about seeing my book on shelves up and down the country.

    Ben Wakeling: Just a Face in the Crowd

  • Tracy Quan, author of Diary of a Jetsetting Call Girl, and a member of Prostitutes of New York, said: People outside the industry fantasise about prostitution, and their fantasy includes freedom from normal responsibilities.

    Nevada’s Failed $5 Tax on Prostitution « Bound, Not Gagged

  • "As much as Sheen has lived a life most Chinese men can only fantasise about, our admiration of him can only go so far," says Beijing's Global Times.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • Even in more mundane circumstances, we can think quite honestly that we are under no obligation not to fantasise.

    On Sophistry and Subjectivity

  • It's interesting to me that when most people whine that they wish they had a robot, and fantasise about what they would do with one, it sounds very much like what they really want is a slave - something with the capabilities of a human being, but no rights or privileges, which can be directed at the whim of its owner.

    Another Story to Watch, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • In the real world an educationist and chronic optimist tried to fantasise.

    Osama bin Laden death: No mourning or celebration in Pakistan


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