craving

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 [ˈkreɪvɪŋ]


For the verb: "to crave"

Present Participle: craving

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
crav•ing /ˈkreɪvɪŋ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a strong or eager desire;
    yearning:He felt a great craving for a cigarette.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
crav•ing  (krāving),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. great or eager desire;
    yearning.
craving•ly, adv. 
craving•ness, n. 
  • 1250–1300; Middle English; see crave, -ing1
    See  desire. 

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
crave /kreɪv/USA pronunciation   v.,  craved, crav•ing. 
  1. to long for;
    desire eagerly:[+ object]craves honor and fame more than money.
  2. to have strong need or desire:[+ for/after + object]craved for the safety and security of home.
  3. [+ object] to require;
    need: a problem craving your prompt attention.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
crave  (krāv),USA pronunciation v.,  craved, crav•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to long for;
    want greatly;
    desire eagerly:to crave sweets; to crave affection.
  2. to require;
    need:a problem craving prompt attention.
  3. to ask earnestly for (something);
    beg for.
  4. to ask (a person) earnestly for something or to do something.

v.i. 
  1. to beg or plead (usually fol. by for).
craver, n. 
  • bef. 1000; Middle English craven, Old English crafian; akin to Old Norse krefja to demand, lay claim to
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged yearn for, hunger for.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

craving /ˈkreɪvɪŋ/ n
  1. an intense desire or longing



crave /kreɪv/ vb
  1. when intr, followed by for or after: to desire intensely; long (for)
  2. (transitive) to need greatly or urgently
  3. (transitive) to beg or plead for
Etymology: Old English crafian; related to Old Norse krefja to demand, krǣfr strong; see craft

ˈcraver n



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