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Meaning of “yearn” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of yearn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​becomeindependent.
(Definition of yearn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “yearn”
in Vietnamese mong mỏi…
in Spanish anhelar…
in Malaysian teringin…
in Thai ปรารถนา…
in French aspirer à…
in German sich sehnen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 渴望,切盼,渴求…
in Chinese (Simplified) 渴望,切盼,渴求…
in Indonesian menginginkan…
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