Crave - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kreɪv|  American pronunciation of the word crave
Brit.  |kreɪv|  British pronunciation of the word crave


- have a craving, appetite, or great desire for (syn: hunger, lust, starve, thirst)
- plead or ask for earnestly


Like many celebrities, he craves attention.

I was craving french fries, so I pulled into the nearest fast-food restaurant.

A woman who is soon to have a child often craves for strange foods.

I can't seem to stop craving for cigarettes.

Kneeling before the king, the prisoner craved for mercy.

an insecure child who craves attention

Word forms

I/you/we/they: crave
he/she/it: craves
present participle: craving
past tense: craved
past participle: craved
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