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English definition of “crave”

crave

verb [T]     /kreɪv/
to want something very much: Lucy is a child who craves affection.Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
craving noun [C] a strong feeling that you want or need a particular thing: She had a craving for chocolate.Feelings of desire
(Definition of crave verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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