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want for something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwant for something phrasal verbnot want for something/want for nothingNOT HAVE to have something you need, or everything you need Say what you like, my kids never wanted for anything. want→ See Verb table
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want for Shortly after, the Watch Committee decided unanimously that Henry Peck was no longer the man they wanted for Chief Constable.Two of the brothers are wanted for crimes named in sealed indictments, according to U.Bob continued to talk about the good life he wanted for him and Alice.He'd want for nothing, and they worship him.I was always wanted for something, and I was never in one place for too long.Well, consider an instant poll of a class of first-year law students, asked Tuesday who they wanted for their dean.In the meantime, what do you want for your birthday dinner?That is a beautiful, beautiful speech I want for your father to hear it before he goes to sleep.
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Verb table
Simple Form
I, you, we, theywant
he, she, itwants
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theywanted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave wanted
he, she, ithas wanted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad wanted
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill want
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have wanted
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