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English definition of “hanker”

hanker

verb [I]    /ˈhæŋ·kər/
to have a strong desire for something: I’ve been hankering for a hot dog . [+ to infinitive] I always hankered to go to Nashville. hankering    /ˈhæŋ·kər·ɪŋ/ noun [C] She’s got a hankering to write plays .
(Definition of hanker verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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