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thirst

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthirstthirst1 /θɜːst $ θɜːrst/ ●●○ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [singular]THIRSTY the feeling of wanting or needing a drinkthirsty, hunger 🔊 Ice water is the only thing that really quenches my thirst (=gets rid of it). 🔊 We had worked up a thirst (=done something that made us thirsty), and so we decided to stop for a beer. 🔊 Maggie woke up with a raging thirst (=an extremely strong thirst).2 [uncountable]THIRSTY the state of not having enough to drink 🔊 Many of the animals had died of thirst.3 a thirst for knowledge/education/information etc
Examples from the Corpus
thirstNone of these requires anything even approaching a thirst.Now, all that hurrying has given me a thirst.She never knew such a thirst.The bars and cafes cater to tourist who have worked up a thirst sightseeing.The soldiers suffered constantly from hunger and thirst.Fever is in my veins, and I am perishing from thirst.Emerson took his thirst for new religion to the college circuit.The agonies she endured never satisfied her insatiable thirst to suffer for sinners and for the souls in Purgatory.Seven people died of thirst after their truck broke down on an isolated desert road.Maggie had developed a raging thirst and wondered if she could get a drink at the Commemorative Hall.I think I had the average child's thirst for blood and a more than average thirst for romance.After a workout, juices are excellent because they quench your thirst and replace fluids and carbohydrates.raging thirstMaggie had developed a raging thirst and wondered if she could get a drink at the Commemorative Hall.The pills left a bitter taste, a raging thirst and pent-up energy for which there was no outlet.
thirstthirst2 verb [intransitive] old use 🔊 🔊 THIRSTYto be thirsty thirst for/after something→ See Verb table
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thirstTampa Bay plays stout defense... the Bucs thirsted for a victory.There are a lot of investment approaches, but nearly all winning stock pickers thirst for information on investing and on companies.She thirsted for it, imagining the cool wind of it cascading life into her lungs.The public is not thirsting for reassurances about our place in the world.Famie would rave and thirst in her bed.
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Verb table
thirst
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theythirst
he, she, itthirsts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theythirsted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave thirsted
he, she, ithas thirsted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad thirsted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill thirst
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have thirsted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam thirsting
he, she, itis thirsting
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you, we, theyare thirsting
Past
I, he, she, itwas thirsting
you, we, theywere thirsting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been thirsting
he, she, ithas been thirsting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been thirsting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be thirsting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been thirsting
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