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wish  

  ( wishes    plural & 3rd person present)   ( wishing    present participle)   ( wished    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A wish is a desire or strong feeling that you want to have something or do something.  
oft with poss  
Clearly she had no wish for conversation..., She wanted to go everywhere in the world. She soon got her wish..., The decision was made against the wishes of the party leader.     
    death wish  
2       verb   If you wishto do something or to have it done for you, you want to do it or have it done.  
FORMAL   If you wish to go away for the weekend, our office will be delighted to make hotel reservations...      V to-inf  
We can dress as we wish now...      V  
There were the collaborators, who wished for a German victory.      V for n  
3       verb   If you wish something were true, you would like it to be true, even though you know that it is impossible or unlikely.  
no cont  
I wish I could do that...      V that  
The world is not always what we wish it to be.      V n to-inf  
4       verb   If you wish for something, you express the desire for that thing silently to yourself. In fairy stories, when a person wishes for something, the thing they wish for often happens by magic.  
We have all wished for men who are more considerate...      V for n  
      Wish is also a noun., n-count  
Blow out the candles and make a wish.     
5       verb   If you say that you would not wish a particular thing on someone, you mean that the thing is so unpleasant that you would not want them to be forced to experience it.  
no cont, with brd-neg  
It's a horrid experience and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.      V n on n  
6       verb   If you wish someone something such as luck or happiness, you express the hope that they will be lucky or happy.  
I wish you both a very good journey...      V n n  
Goodbye, Hanu. I wish you well.      V n adv  
7       n-plural   If you express your good wishes towards someone, you are politely expressing your friendly feelings towards them and your hope that they will be successful or happy.  
adj N     (politeness)    I found George's story very sad. Please give him my best wishes...     


death wish      , death-wish  
A death wish is a conscious or unconscious desire to die or be killed.      n-sing  
wish list        ( wish lists    plural  ) If you refer to someone's wish list, you mean all the things which they would like to happen or be given, although these things may be unlikely.  
INFORMAL      n-count   oft with poss  
...one special toy that tops the wish list of every child...     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
exp.
intensifying expression, often used with "look"
he looked for all the world as if he was going to cry: il avait vraiment l'air d'être sur le point de pleurer
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
adj.
liked best of all
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n.
Io sono per Lei
exp.
J'aime travailler !
n.
best friend
[Neologism]
n.
award for the best dog in a dog show
At French dog shows they use the English expression
adv.
in spite of the flaws/minuses/disadvantages; with goods and bads; with minuses and pluses
love / accept smb. flaws and all = love /accept smb. as he/she is, with qualities and flaws.
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
adj.
all right; runing smoothly
[Slang];[UK] Everything is tickety-boo with building our new house; soon we will move in.
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
exp.
your best clothes that you wear on special occasions
v.
be the best; shine; dominate
"He/She rocks!/ You rock!" - it's said with admiration for someone whom you consider the best
exp.
It is healthy to laugh
[US]
n.
very short haircut
n.
very cold temperature
id.
rain very heavily
Idiomatic expression. "The weather was really bad yesterday. It was raining cats and dogs all day."
exp.
deteriorate very quickly
adj.
all right; good, OK, satisfactory
informal
exp.
acronym of As Far As I Know, from the best of my knowledge, according to the information that I have
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
exp.
love you loads
"je t'aime beaucoup" in French
exp.
what about you
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
n.
addendum to a contract in general that you do not wish for everyone to see
[Leg.]

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