wish

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1 wish /ˈwɪʃ/ verb
wishes; wished; wishing
1 wish
/ˈwɪʃ/
verb
wishes; wished; wishing
Learner's definition of WISH
[+ object] : to want (something) to be true or to happen
[+ object] formal : to want or ask to do (something)
often followed by to + verb
[+ object]
: to want (someone) to be in a particular state
see also well-wisher
: to say that you hope someone will have happiness, health, etc.
[no object]
: to think about something that you want and hope that you will get it or that it will happen in some magical way : to make a wish
usually + for
: to hope for something that usually cannot be had + for

(be) careful what you wish for

used to tell people to think before they say that they want something and to suggest that they may not actually want it

I wish

informal or don't I wish
used to say that you want something to happen but that you know it will probably not happen

wish away

[phrasal verb]
wish (something) away or wish away (something)
: to cause (something) to stop or go away just by wanting it to stop or go away

wish on

[phrasal verb]
wish (someone or something) on (someone)
: to want (someone) to have or be affected by (someone or something bad or unpleasant)

you wish

informal or don't you wish
used to tell people in a rude way that it is unlikely that they will get what they want
2 wish /ˈwɪʃ/ noun
plural wishes
2 wish
/ˈwɪʃ/
noun
plural wishes
Learner's definition of WISH
[count] : a desire for something to happen or be done : a feeling of wanting to do or have something
see also death wish
[count] : an act of thinking about something that you want and hoping that you will get it or that it will happen in some magical way
wishes [plural] : good thoughts or feelings directed toward a person

pious wish

see pious

your wish is my command

humorous
used to say that you will do what someone else wants you to do
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