Bedeutung von “need” im Essential American English Dictionary


verb us /nid/

A1 If you need something, you must have it, and if you need to do something, you must do it:

I need some new shoes.
I need to ask you a few questions.
We need you to take care of the children for us.
don’t need to do something

A2 used in order to say that someone does not have to do something or should not do something:

You don’t need to go.

B1 If something needs doing or needs to be done, it should be done in order to be better:

Do these clothes need washing?

(Definition von “need verb” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)