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English definition of “hunger after/for sth”

hunger after/for sth

literary phrasal verb with hunger     /ˈhʌŋ.ɡər/ US  /-ɡɚ/ verb
to want something very much: I hunger for your touch. I've never hungered after power.Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
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