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crave

crave

 
 
pronunciation:
kreIv
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: craved, craves, craving
definition 1: to desire intensely or need urgently.
There is no place to get sushi in our town, so we often crave it.She hadn't been home for a long time, and she craved a good conversation with her dad.
synonyms:
covet, desire, yearn for
antonyms:
spurn
similar words:
long for, want, wish for
definition 2: to beg for.
She craved a favor from me.
synonyms:
beg, entreat, implore
similar words:
beseech, plead for, pray, supplicate, want
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to have a longing.
The boy craves for his parents' approval.
synonyms:
hanker, hunger, long, thirst, yearn
similar words:
ache, die, pine, wish
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derivations: cravingly (adv.), craver (n.)