in need

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in need

: in a condition of needing something (such as the things one needs to live)
  • a charity that raises money for women and children in need

Word by Word Definitions

need play
  1. : necessary duty : obligation

  2. : a lack of something requisite, desirable, or useful

  3. : a physiological or psychological requirement for the well-being of an organism

  1. : to be needful or necessary

  2. : to be in want

  3. : to be in need of : require


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