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hanker

verb [I]  /ˈhæŋ·kər/ us  
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
noun [C]  /ˈhæŋ·kər·ɪŋ/ us  
She’s got a hankering to write plays.
Translations of “hanker”
in Spanish anhelar, desear, ansiar…
in French désirer ardemment (qqch.)…
in German sich sehnen…
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