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v. craved, crav·ing, craves
1. To have an intense desire for. See Synonyms at desire.
2. To beg earnestly for: Your Honor, I crave the court's indulgence in this matter.
To have an intense desire for something

[Middle English craven, from Old English crafian, to beg.]

crav′er n.
crav′ing·ly adv.
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Adj.1.craved - wanted intensely; "the child could no longer resist taking one of the craved cookies"; "it produced the desired effect"
wanted - desired or wished for or sought; "couldn't keep her eyes off the wanted toy"; "a wanted criminal"; "a wanted poster"
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References in classic literature ?
I've craved for such a chance as this ever since I set foot in this cursed land.
I craved human companionship, and, coming off the poop, took my place by the side of the boatswain (a man whom I did not like) in a comparatively dry spot where at worst we had water only up to our knees.
Umslopogaas craved back from Panda the cattle of which Dingaan had robbed me, and drove them hither.
He told the boy all that he knew of his father's past life in the jungle and when he found that the boy had been kept in ignorance of all these things for so many years, and that he had been forbidden visiting the zoological gardens; that he had had to bind and gag his tutor to find an opportunity to come to the music hall and see Ajax, he guessed immediately the nature of the great fear that lay in the hearts of the boy's parents-- that he might crave the jungle as his father had craved it.
In CRAVED, Keli Hammond walks you through the ins and outs of building a brand that is not only noticed, but sought after and profitable.
The American women specifically showed their inclination to have chocolate during their menstrual cycle as opposed to their Spanish counterparts who craved chocolate around dinner-time or while working, notwithstanding their monthly cycle.
Many craved foods have been found to release feel-good hormones like serotonin, just as exercise releases endorphins.
But he revealed yesterday that a clash with England was something he always wanted on his CV, The FAI has confirmed that England will play here in June 2015 for the first time since the 1995 riots, And Duff, 35, said last night: "I have always craved that fixture, I must say.
For the study, Andrade and her team asked 119 female college going students what they craved for and how badly.