dream up


dreamed up or dreamt up; dreaming up; dreams up

transitive verb

: to form in the mind : devise, concoct

Examples of dream up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sensing the potential for their own brand to succeed in the burgeoning wristwatch market, Wilsdorf dreamed up and secured the brand name Rolex in 1908. Allen Farmelo, Robb Report, 11 May 2024 The first two movies in the saga hit theaters on June 28 and Aug. 16, respectively, but Costner has been dreaming up the project since 1988. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 8 May 2024 The upcoming hotspot will serve a cocktail the 28-year-old entrepreneur dreamed up called Kenny’s Espresso Martini. Madeleine Marr, Miami Herald, 7 May 2024 When dreaming up the stunts in their various films, Leitch and his executive producer and wife Kelly McCormick keep a TV running in the background of their brainstorming meetings that plays everything from Buster Keaton's leaps to Bollywood battle scenes. Eliana Dockterman, TIME, 3 May 2024 Murray may have conceived of the F1, but its distinctive look was dreamt up by Peter Stevens. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 23 Apr. 2024 The whole thing sounds like it was dreamed up by a squad of 13-year-old boys after a case of Cokes. Stephen Deusner, SPIN, 23 Apr. 2024 The tiny home village was dreamed up by Jorgenson and other volunteers who spent time working in the camps around the Kansas City metro. Bill Lukitsch, Kansas City Star, 19 Apr. 2024 Talk to me about dreaming up an outfit around this Acne Studios bag. Julissa James, Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dream up was in 1837

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“Dream up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dream%20up. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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