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English definition of “covet”

covet

verb [T]     /ˈkʌv.ɪt/ formal
to want to have something very much, especially something that belongs to someone else : She always coveted power but never quite achieved it. The Booker Prize is the most coveted British literary award .Envy and jealousy
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