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want

verb /wont/
to be interested in having or doing, or to wish to have or do (something); to desire
querer; desear
Do you want a biscuit? She wants to know where he is She wants to go home.
to need
necesitar, precisar, requerir
This wall wants a coat of paint.
to lack
carecer (de); pasar miseria/necesidad
This house wants none of the usual modern features, but I do not like it The people will want (= be poor) no longer.
wanted adjective being searched for by the police because of having committed a criminal act
se busca
He is a wanted man He is wanted for murder.
(opposite unwanted) (of people) needed; cared for
necesario, útil; querido
Old people must be made to feel wanted.
want ad noun (American) a classified ad.
anuncio clasificado
want for phrasal verb to lack
faltar, carecer (de)
She wants for nothing.
(Definition of want from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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