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crave (beg)

Definition:

to plead or ask for earnestly

Class:

communication verb (telling, asking, ordering, singing, etc.)

Past tense:

craved

Present participle:

craving

3rd-person singular present:

craves

Type of:

beg » plead » appeal » request

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Middle English craven, from Old English crafian ("to crave, ask, implore,...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of crave...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

crave | craver [noun, derived]

[when] intr, followed by for or after to desire intensely; long (for) | [transitive] to need greatly or urgently | [transitive] to beg or plead for (24 of 523 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/crave

Wikipedia:

Crave [disambiguation] | craving

a desire to eat a specific food. Crave may also refer to: Crave (For King & Country album), a 2012 album by For King & Country | Crave (album), a 2002 album by Cyclefly | Crave (play), a play by Sarah Kane | Crave (band), an R&B musical group | Craving... (47 of 220 words, 18 definitions)

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Merriam-Webster:

crave | craved [past tense] | craving [present participle] | beg [synonym, sense-specific] | demand [synonym, sense-specific] | need [synonym, sense-specific] | ache [synonym, sense-specific] | covet [synonym, sense-specific] | desire [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to ask for earnestly; "beg", "demand" | to want greatly; "need" ; to yearn for | to have a strong or inward desire (21 of 192 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/crave

Oxford Dictionary:

crave | craver [derived]

feel a powerful desire for (something) | [archaic] : ask for (10 of 90 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/crave

Macmillan British Dictionary:

crave | craved [past tense] | craving [present participle] | craves [3rd-person singular present] | crave for

"crave" or "crave for": [intransitive/transitive] to want something very much and in a way that is very hard to control | [transitive] an old word ... (24 of 81 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/crave

Random House Dictionary:

crave | craved [past tense] | craving [present participle]

to long for; want greatly; desire eagerly. | to require; need. | to ask earnestly for (something); beg for. | to ask (a person) earnestly for ... (23 of 60 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/crave

American Heritage Dictionary:

crave | craved [past tense] | craving [present participle] | craves [3rd-person singular present] | craver [noun, related] | cravingly [adverb, related]

To have an intense desire for. | To need urgently; require. | To beg earnestly for; implore. | To have an eager or intense desire. (22 of 54 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/crave

New World Dictionary:

crave | craved [past tense] | craving [present participle] | craver [noun, related]

to ask for earnestly; beg | to long for eagerly; desire strongly | to be in great need of | to have a strong desire (for) (23 of 50 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/crave

Wiktionary:

crave | craved [past tense] | craving [present participle] | craves [3rd-person singular present]

[transitive] To want strongly as to satisfy an appetite. To long for, to yearn. | [transitive] Ask earnestly. (17 of 27 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/crave

Cambridge Dictionary:

crave

to have a strong or uncontrollable want for something (9 of 18 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/crave

Encarta Dictionary:

crave | craved [past tense] | craving [present participle] | craves [3rd-person singular present]

to have a strong desire for something | to beg somebody to do or give something (archaic) (16 of 67 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861601178​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

crave | craved [past tense] | craving [present participle] | craves [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English craven, from Old English crafian ("to crave, ask, implore, demand, summon"), from Proto-Germanic *krabōną ("to shrink, contract, be stiff, be firm"), from Proto-Indo-European *grep- ("hook, strength,... (28 of 60 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/crave

Online Etymology:

crave

Origin: Old English crafian "ask, implore, demand by right", from North Germanic *krabojan (compare Old Norse krefja "to demand", Danish ... (19 of 50 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=crave

Oxford Dictionary:

crave

Origin: Old English crafian (in the sense "demand, claim as a right"), of Germanic origin; related to Swedish kräva, Danish kræve ... (20 of 29 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/crave

New World Dictionary:

crave | craved [past tense] | craving [present participle]

Origin: Middle English craven from Old English crafian, literally, to demand as right from base of cræft, strength, might: see "craft"

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Merriam-Webster:

crave | craved [past tense] | craving [present participle]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English crafian; akin to Old Norse krefja to crave, demand

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/crave

Collins Dictionary:

crave

Origin: Old English crafian; related to Old Norse krefja to demand, krǣfr strong; see craft

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/crave

American Heritage Dictionary:

crave | craved [past tense] | craving [present participle] | craves [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English craven, from Old English crafian, to beg.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/crave

Encarta Dictionary:

crave | craved [past tense] | craving [present participle] | craves [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old English crafian "to demand" from Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861601178​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

crave

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "crave"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

crave | craved [past tense] | craving [present participle] | craves [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "crave"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/crave

Macmillan American Dictionary:

crave | craved [past tense] | craving [present participle] | craves [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "crave"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/crave

Cambridge Dictionary:

crave

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "crave"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "crave"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/crave

the Free Dictionary:

crave

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "crave"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "crave"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "crave" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

crave | craved [past tense] | craving [present participle] | craves [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "crave"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

crave

Audio: North American pronunciation of "crave"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=crave​001 word=crave

YourDictionary Audio:

crave

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "crave" by speech synthesizer

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