hurt for

phrasal verb
hurt for; hurting for; hurts for

Definition of hurt for

US, informal
1 : to lack (something needed) Those children are hurting for attention. The company is hurting for money right now.
2 : to have sympathy or pity for (someone) I hurt for those poor people.

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“Hurt for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hurt%20for. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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