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crav·ing

 (krā′vĭng)
n.
A consuming desire; a yearning.
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craving

(ˈkreɪvɪŋ)
n
an intense desire or longing
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crav•ing

(ˈkreɪ vɪŋ)

n.
great or eager desire; yearning.
[1250–1300]
syn: See desire.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.craving - an intense desire for some particular thingcraving - an intense desire for some particular thing
desire - the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
appetence, appetency, appetite - a feeling of craving something; "an appetite for life"; "the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks
addiction - an abnormally strong craving
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craving

noun longing, hope, desire, urge, yen (informal), hunger, appetite, ache, lust, yearning, thirst, hankering, the munchies (slang) He had a sudden craving for a glass of brandy.
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craving

noun
A strong wanting of what promises enjoyment or pleasure:
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Translations
رغبةُ مُلحَّة في، تَوق شَديد إلى
choutkychuťtouha
higen eftertørsten efter
òrá, löngun
žiadostivý
şiddetli arzu

craving

[ˈkreɪvɪŋ] N (for food etc) → antojo m; (for affection, attention) → anhelo m, ansias fpl
to get a craving for sthencapricharse por algo
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craving

[ˈkreɪvɪŋ] n (for food, cigarettes)envie f irrésistible
a craving for [+ food, cigarette] → une envie irrésistible de; [+ attention] → un grand besoin de
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craving

nVerlangen nt; to have a craving for somethingVerlangen nach etw haben; I have a craving for ice creamich hab total Lust auf ein Eis (inf); pregnant women have strange cravingsschwangere Frauen haben eigenartige Gelüste
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craving

[ˈkreɪvɪŋ] n craving (for) (for food, cigarettes) → (gran) voglia (di); (in pregnancy) → voglia; (for affection, attention) → desiderio estremo
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crave

(kreiv) verb
1. to beg for.
2. to long for, desire extremely.
ˈcraving noun
a desire or longing. a craving for adventure.
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craving

n. deseo exagerado.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

craving

n ansia (frec. pl), deseo (generalmente excesivo), (for food) antojo (frec. pl); craving for heroin..ansias or deseo de heroína…craving for sweets..antojos de dulces
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References in classic literature ?
Destroyers, are they who lay snares for many, and call it the state: they hang a sword and a hundred cravings over them.
Ned Land, tormented by the cravings of hunger, got still more angry; and, notwithstanding his promise, I dreaded an explosion when he found himself with one of the crew.
Now and then there was a scanty meal of fish or wild-fowl, occasionally an antelope; but frequently the cravings of hunger had to be appeased with roots, or the flesh of wolves and muskrats.
"When thwarted in their cravings for delicacies," Said he, "they would exclaim it was d-d hard they could not live as they pleased upon their own property, being on board of their own ship, freighted with their own merchandise.
"I had hard work at it for several weeks; you see I never did get drunk, but I found that I was not my own master, and that when the craving came on it was hard work to say `no'.
But to the horror of her people, she developed a terrible craving for cruelty, maiming and injuring birds and small animals-- even killing them.
His lips were moist and the old craving was hot upon him.
That exactly in the ratio as they worked long and monotonously, the craving grew within them for some physical relief - some relaxation, encouraging good humour and good spirits, and giving them a vent - some recognized holiday, though it were but for an honest dance to a stirring band of music - some occasional light pie in which even M'Choakumchild had no finger - which craving must and would be satisfied aright, or must and would inevitably go wrong, until the laws of the Creation were repealed?
To me it was one prolonged divine event, and, with such daily intercourse with Nicolete, I never dreamed of craving for any other excitement.
These were the same who, not satisfied with the blood which they had shed three days before, were now craving for a new victim.
You cannot conceive the craving I have to see him, and so cannot conceive the gratitude your help will arouse in me.
"Listen once again then, Jacques!" said the man with the restless hand and the craving air.