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pine2

 
pronunciation:
paIn
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: pines, pining, pined
definition 1: to be affected with great desire and longing (often fol. by "for)".
The soldiers pined for their families back home.
synonyms:
ache, die, languish, long, pant, yearn
similar words:
burn, crave, hanker, hunger, sigh, thirst, want, wish, yen
definition 2: to languish or become weak, as from unfulfilled desire, longing, or other mental suffering (often fol. by "away").
Since her book was rejected by the publishers, she's been pining away and hasn't written anything.
synonyms:
languish
similar words:
ail, fade, fail, lament, long, pant, waste, weaken, wither
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