|Origin:||pinian, from pin 'punishment', from Latin poena; PAIN1|
Six months after he left, she was still pining.
pine awayphrasal verb
pine for somebody/somethingphrasal verb
if you pine for a place or for something, you miss it a lot and wish you could be there or have it again:
After two months in France I was pining for home.
if you pine for someone, you feel very unhappy because they are not with you:
Karen had been pining for her friends back home in Colorado.