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English definition of “need”

need

verb [T] (MUST HAVE)   /nid/
to be necessary to have something, or to want something very much: To make pastry, you need flour, fat, and water. Do we need anything from the store? Will I be needed in the office tomorrow? I need you to advise me on what to wear. I need a rest. infml If you say that you don’t need something, it can mean that you do not want it because it is causing you trouble: I don’t need all this arguing. If you say that someone or something needs something, you can mean that the person or thing should have it or would benefit from having it: What you need is some hot soup to warm you up. My hair needs to be washed.
(Definition of need verb (MUST HAVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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