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craving

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noun crav·ing \ˈkrā-viŋ\

Simple Definition of craving

  • : a very strong desire for something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of craving

  1. :  an intense, urgent, or abnormal desire or longing

Examples of craving in a sentence

  1. I had a sudden craving for french fries, so I pulled into the nearest fast-food restaurant.

  2. <a pregnant woman with a craving for pickles>



1633

First Known Use of craving

1633

Rhymes with craving


CRAVING Defined for Kids

craving

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noun crav·ing \ˈkrā-viŋ\

Definition of craving for Students

  1. :  a great desire or longing <I have a craving for pizza.>





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