in need of

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Definition of in need of

used to say that someone or something needs to have somethingThe program is in desperate/dire/urgent need of financial support.More important things were in need of her attention.The trucks are in constant need of repair.

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“In need of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20need%20of. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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