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yearn

verb [I] uk   /jɜːn/  us   /jɝːn/
C2 to wish very strongly, especially for something that you cannot have or something that is very difficult to have: Despite his great commercial success he still yearns for critical approval. [+ to infinitive] Sometimes I just yearn to be alone.
Translations of “yearn”
in Spanish anhelar…
in Vietnamese mong mỏi…
in Thai ปรารถนา…
in Malaysian teringin…
in French aspirer à…
in German sich sehnen…
in Indonesian menginginkan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 渴望,切盼,渴求…
in Chinese (Traditional) 渴望,切盼,渴求…
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