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English definition of “yearn”

yearn

verb
 
 
/jɜːn/
yearn for sth; yearn to do sth to want something very much with a feeling of sadness: They yearned for peace. She yearned to get away.Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
yearning noun [C, U]
(Definition of yearn from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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