Meaning of “yearn” in the English Dictionary

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"yearn" in American English

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yearnverb [ I ]

us /jɜrn/

to desire something strongly, esp. something difficult or impossible to obtain:

[ + to infinitive ] Joy yearns to earn enough money from her job as a doctor’s assistant for her to become independent.

(Definition of “yearn” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)