hanker

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han·ker

 (hăng′kər)
intr.v. han·kered, han·ker·ing, han·kers
To have a strong, often restless desire.

[Perhaps from Dutch dialectal hankeren; see konk- in Indo-European roots.]

hank′er·er n.

hanker

(ˈhæŋkə)
vb
(foll by: for, after, or an infinitive) to have a yearning (for something or to do something)
[C17: probably from Dutch dialect hankeren]
ˈhankerer n
ˈhankering n

han•ker

(ˈhæŋ kər)

v.i.
to have a restless or incessant longing (often fol. by after, for, or an infinitive).
[1595–1605; < early Dutch dial. hankeren (c. Dutch hunkeren), frequentative of hangen to hang]
han′ker•er, n.
syn: See yearn.

hanker


Past participle: hankered
Gerund: hankering

Imperative
hanker
hanker
Present
I hanker
you hanker
he/she/it hankers
we hanker
you hanker
they hanker
Preterite
I hankered
you hankered
he/she/it hankered
we hankered
you hankered
they hankered
Present Continuous
I am hankering
you are hankering
he/she/it is hankering
we are hankering
you are hankering
they are hankering
Present Perfect
I have hankered
you have hankered
he/she/it has hankered
we have hankered
you have hankered
they have hankered
Past Continuous
I was hankering
you were hankering
he/she/it was hankering
we were hankering
you were hankering
they were hankering
Past Perfect
I had hankered
you had hankered
he/she/it had hankered
we had hankered
you had hankered
they had hankered
Future
I will hanker
you will hanker
he/she/it will hanker
we will hanker
you will hanker
they will hanker
Future Perfect
I will have hankered
you will have hankered
he/she/it will have hankered
we will have hankered
you will have hankered
they will have hankered
Future Continuous
I will be hankering
you will be hankering
he/she/it will be hankering
we will be hankering
you will be hankering
they will be hankering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hankering
you have been hankering
he/she/it has been hankering
we have been hankering
you have been hankering
they have been hankering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hankering
you will have been hankering
he/she/it will have been hankering
we will have been hankering
you will have been hankering
they will have been hankering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hankering
you had been hankering
he/she/it had been hankering
we had been hankering
you had been hankering
they had been hankering
Conditional
I would hanker
you would hanker
he/she/it would hanker
we would hanker
you would hanker
they would hanker
Past Conditional
I would have hankered
you would have hankered
he/she/it would have hankered
we would have hankered
you would have hankered
they would have hankered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hanker - desire strongly or persistently
pine, yen, yearn, ache, languish - have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"
desire, want - feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"

hanker

verb
To have a strong longing for:
Informal: hone.
Translations
يتوق كثيرا إلى
toužit
drømme omlænges efter
òrá, girnast, langa
ilgėtis
ilgotieskārot
arzulamak

hanker

[ˈhæŋkəʳ] VI to hanker after or for sthañorar or anhelar algo

hanker

[ˈhæŋkər] vi (= desire) to hanker after sth, to hanker for sth → rêver de qch

hanker

visich sehnen, Verlangen haben (for or after sth nach etw)

hanker

[ˈhæŋkəʳ] vi to hanker after or for (fame, power) → essere assetato/a di, bramare; (sympathy, possessions) → desiderare intensamente

hanker

(ˈhӕŋkə) verb
(with after or for) to want (something). He was hankering after the bright lights of the city.
have a hankering for
I have a hankering for a strawberry ice-cream.
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