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Meaning of “covet” in the English Dictionary

"covet" in British English

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covetverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈkʌv.ɪt/ formal
to ​want to have something very much, ​especially something that ​belongs to someone ​else: She always coveted ​power but never ​quiteachieved it. The Booker Prize is the most coveted British ​literaryaward.
(Definition of covet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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