ˈwish for sth

phrasal verb
formal
to want something
What more could anyone wish for?[/ex]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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  • wish*/*/*/ — [wɪʃ] verb I 1) [T] to want something to happen although it is unlikely I wish I was rich![/ex] Andy wished that he could think of a way of helping.[/ex] I wish Beth would stop interfering.[/ex] 2) [T] used for saying that you feel sorry or… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • wish — wish1 W1S1 [wıʃ] v [: Old English; Origin: wyscan] 1.) [I and T] formal if you wish to do something or you wish to have it done for you, you want to do it or want to have it done = ↑like wish to do sth ▪ I wish to make a complaint. ▪ If you wish… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wish — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 feeling that you want sth ADJECTIVE ▪ dearest, deepest, desperate, fervent, fondest (esp. AmE), greatest, strong ▪ conscious …   Collocations dictionary

  • make up to somebody for something — ˌmake ˈup (to sb) for sth derived to do sth for sb or give them sth because you have caused them trouble, suffering or disappointment and wish to show that you are sorry Syn: ↑compensate • How can I make up for the way I ve treated you? •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ask for the moon — ask/wish/for the moon phrase to want something that is impossible to get or achieve I’m not asking for the moon. I just want you to finish on time. Thesaurus: to want somethingsynonym Main entry: moon * * * ask for t …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˈdrink to sb/sth — phrasal verb to express a wish for health, happiness, or success, then lift your glass and drink from it We will now drink a toast to the bride and groom.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ˌgrow ˈout of sth — phrasal verb 1) if children grow out of clothes, they grow bigger and the clothes become too small for them 2) if someone grows out of a habit, they stop doing it because they have become older or wiser 3) to develop from something The idea grew… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • let — let1 W1S1 [let] v past tense and past participle let present participle letting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(allow)¦ 2¦(not stop something happening)¦ 3 let go 4 let somebody go 5¦(suggest/offer)¦ 6 let s see 7 let me think …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • go — 1 verb past tense went, past participle gone, 3rd person singular present tense goes TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE SPEAKER 1 LEAVE SOMEWHERE (I) to leave a place to go somewhere else; depart: I wanted to go, but Anna wanted to stay. | It s late; I must… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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