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needs

[ needz ]
/ nidz /
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adverb

of necessity; necessarily (usually preceded or followed by must): It must needs be so. It needs must be.

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Origin of needs

before 1000; Middle English nedis,Old English nēdes, originally genitive of nēdneed; see -s1
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British Dictionary definitions for needs

needs
/ (niːdz) /

adverb

(preceded or foll by must) of necessitywe must needs go; we will go, if needs must

pl n

what is required; necessitiesthe needs of the third world; his needs are modest
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