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crave

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcravecrave /kreΙͺv/ verb [intransitive, transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š MPWANTto have an extremely strong desire for something πŸ”Š an insecure child who craves attentionβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
craveβ€’ The review gave Picasso a taste of the recognition he craved.β€’ If you are hungry, then fine: consider what you really crave.β€’ It was the sweet life he had always craved.β€’ It was a powerful event, and illIcItly-that Is, against his own stable principles-he craved a repetition.β€’ This may cause smokers to awaken in the middle of the night craving a smoke.β€’ Most little kids crave attention.β€’ Rita, beautifully and accurately played by Judy Holt, fulfils her personal goals and craving for a knowledge-filled, disciplined mind.β€’ When we are hungry we crave for nourishment and the bread of life nourishes that craving, both physically and spiritually.β€’ Many home-based business owners crave independence and flexibility.β€’ I've always craved love and acceptance.β€’ There is, however, plenty of evidence to suggest that Manet and many other artists craved official approval.
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Verb table
crave
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycrave
he, she, itcraves
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycraved
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave craved
he, she, ithas craved
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad craved
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill crave
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have craved
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam craving
he, she, itis craving
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you, we, theyare craving
Past
I, he, she, itwas craving
you, we, theywere craving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been craving
he, she, ithas been craving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been craving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be craving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been craving
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