crave

[ kreyv ]
/ kreɪv /

verb (used with object), craved, crav·ing.

to long for; want greatly; desire eagerly: to crave sweets; to crave affection.
to require; need: a problem craving prompt attention.
to ask earnestly for (something); beg for.
to ask (a person) earnestly for something or to do something.

verb (used without object), craved, crav·ing.

to beg or plead (usually followed by for).

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Origin of crave

before 1000; Middle English craven, Old English crafian; akin to Old Norse krefja to demand, lay claim to

SYNONYMS FOR crave

1 yearn for, hunger for.

OTHER WORDS FROM crave

crav·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for crave

crave
/ (kreɪv) /

verb

(when intr, foll by for or after) to desire intensely; long (for)
(tr) to need greatly or urgently
(tr) to beg or plead for

Derived forms of crave

craver, noun

Word Origin for crave

Old English crafian; related to Old Norse krefja to demand, krǣfr strong; see craft
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