verb (used with object), craved, crav·ing.
verb (used without object), craved, crav·ing.
Origin of crave
Examples from the Web for crave
The mad tend to crave it, many of the sane crave it, but the wise worry about its long-term side effects.David Mitchell’s ‘The Bone Clocks’ Is Fun But Mostly Empty Calories|William O’Connor|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The irony in it all is that our bodies need, if not crave, Vitamin D—and more than a chewable tablet.
But no matter that difference, we crave to own and co-opt, rather than necessarily understand, it.Memory Porn: America’s Obscene Anniversary Obsession|Tim Teeman|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The most popular dish is the totto spicy ramen, a standout for those who crave heat.
I grew up in Matthews, North Carolina, and saw it as a very normal upbringing, so I crave normalcy and a slower pace.Brooklyn Decker on Her ‘Horrible’ Modeling Experiences, Marriage, and Cracking Hollywood|Marlow Stern|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He does not crave many things, but he craves the enjoyment of the things that he has.Selected Works of Voltairine de Cleyre|Voltairine de Cleyre
But I crave your pardon—it is so long since we have met, that I forgot you love no play-books.Peveril of the Peak|Sir Walter Scott
We, poor prodigals, have been feeding long enough upon husks that the swine do eat, and crave a little nourishing food.
"I crave thy pardon, Mistress Fawkes," he continued with a bow, mastering his surprise.The Fifth of November|Charles S. Bentley
May we crave leave to direct the attention of the reader for a very few minutes to the grounds on which we decide?Leading Articles on Various Subjects|Hugh Miller
Word Origin for crave
Old English crafian "ask, implore, demand by right," from North Germanic *krabojan (cf. Old Norse krefja "to demand," Danish kræve, Swedish kräva); perhaps related to craft in its base sense of "power." Current sense "to long for" is c.1400, probably through intermediate meaning "to ask very earnestly" (c.1300). Related: Craved; craving.