nightmare

noun
1 bad dream
ADJECTIVE
awful, horrible, terrible, terrifying
vivid
recurring
VERB + NIGHTMARE
have, suffer, suffer from
wake from, wake up from
give sb

The movie gave me nightmares.

haunt

The faces of all the people he had killed haunted his nightmares.

NIGHTMARE + VERB
haunt sb, plague sb
PREPOSITION
nightmare about

I have nightmares about drowning.

2 bad/feared experience
ADJECTIVE
awful, horrible, real, terrible
absolute, complete, total
ultimate, worst

Losing a child is my worst nightmare.

personal
living

The refugees had survived a living nightmare.

long
administrative, bureaucratic, financial (esp. BrE), logistical, etc.
VERB + NIGHTMARE
endure, face, live, suffer, survive
become, prove (esp. BrE), turn into

Their dream of living in the country turned into a nightmare.

create
escape, escape from
relive
NIGHTMARE + VERB
be over
come true
NIGHTMARE + NOUN
scenario, vision

the nightmare scenario of mass unemployment

The writer evokes a nightmare vision of a future on a polluted planet.

world
journey (esp. BrE)

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