Simple Definition of crave
: to have a very strong desire for (something)
Examples of crave in a sentence
Like many celebrities, he craves attention.
I was craving french fries, so I pulled into the nearest fast-food restaurant.
Origin and Etymology of crave
Middle English, from Old English crafian; akin to Old Norse krefja to crave, demand
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of crave
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Definition of crave for Students
1 : to want greatly : long for <crave chocolate> <The stray dog craved affection.>
2 : to ask for earnestly <“Sire, there is a messenger from the enemy who craves audience.” — C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe>
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