verb (used with object), craved, crav·ing.
verb (used without object), craved, crav·ing.
Origin of crave
Examples from the Web for craves
One writes in order to “remember” having had the things one craves.
Wall Street, whose denizens have the most to lose from a vault over the fiscal cliff, craves a resolution.Day 13: Wall St. Happy With Fiscal Cliff Negotiations, But Skeptics See Photo-Op|Daniel Gross|November 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He is a man who is not only at home in the spotlight, he craves it.
The move would reflect a strong stance of political will, and realism, which is what the markets, and everyone else, craves.
Fill in the names and numbers of stores near campus to buy kid staples and goodies he needs and craves for pulling all-nighters.
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
The man who craves friendship, and yet desires a self-centered spirit more, will never lack for friends.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
Every gen'leman as craves to enter dis gander-pullin' will kin'ly ride up here and de-posit a quarter 'f a dollar.A Tar-Heel Baron|Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
The humblest of the humble,” said he, “craves that he may be allowed to put forth a word in his defence.Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China|Evariste Regis Huc
There is hardly a woman who is not afraid that things she craves may be denied her, or that what she loves may be snatched away.The Conquest of Fear|Basil King
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.