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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
(Definition of covet verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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