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Definition of "crave" []

  • To have an intense desire for. See Synonyms at desire. (verb-transitive)
  • To need urgently; require. (verb-transitive)
  • To beg earnestly for; implore. See Synonyms at beg. (verb-transitive)
  • To have an eager or intense desire. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crave" in a sentence
  • "People were able to receive instant messages at times of need by texting the word "crave" or "lapse"."
  • "Talk of drawing moral battle lines rather than building bridges would suggest that subservience rather than respect, as your political masters crave, is the objective."
  • "May I respectfully suggest, that we all STOP responding to the "Crazy Lady" (sic) wackaloon, all she crave is ATTENTION, you are feeding her only purpose in life by encouragement."