Crave



[kreyv] /kreɪv/

verb (used with object), craved, craving.
1.
to long for; want greatly; desire eagerly:
to crave sweets; to crave affection.
2.
to require; need:
a problem craving prompt attention.
3.
to ask earnestly for (something); beg for.
4.
to ask (a person) earnestly for something or to do something.
verb (used without object), craved, craving.
5.
to beg or plead (usually followed by for).
/kreɪv/
verb
1.
when intr, foll by for or after. to desire intensely; long (for)
2.
(transitive) to need greatly or urgently
3.
(transitive) to beg or plead for
v.

Old English crafian “ask, implore, demand by right,” from North Germanic *krabojan (cf. Old Norse krefja “to demand,” Danish kræve, Swedish kräva); perhaps related to craft in its base sense of “power.” Current sense “to long for” is c.1400, probably through intermediate meaning “to ask very earnestly” (c.1300). Related: Craved; craving.

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