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English definition of “hanker after/for sth”

hanker after/for sth

phrasal verb with hanker
 
 
/ˈhæŋkər/ verb
to want something very much, especially over a long period of time: I might buy him that CD player he's been hankering after.Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
(Definition of hanker after/for sth from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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