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English definition of “thirst after/for sth”

thirst after/for sth

literary phrasal verb with thirst     /θɜːst/ US  /θɝːst/ verb
to feel very strongly that you want and need a particular thing: to be thirsting for justice/truth/adventureWanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
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