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long2

 
pronunciation:
lawng [or] lang
grammatical pattern:
verb + inf
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: longs, longing, longed
definition: to yearn or desire (often fol. by for).
He longed for excitement and adventure.The soldiers longed for their wives and families.She longed to see her sister again after so many years.[verb + inf ]
synonyms:
crave, hunger, pine, thirst, yearn
similar words:
ache, aspire, desiderate, desire, die, hanker, hope, lust, pant, sigh, want, wish, yen