Definition of crave
- craves drugs
- craves attention
- crave a vanished youth
- craves after affection
Like many celebrities, he craves attention.
I was craving french fries, so I pulled into the nearest fast-food restaurant.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: to have a very strong desire for (something)
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