pine after

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pine after

US
:to want or desire (someone or something) very much
  • teenage girls pining after rock stars

Word by Word Definitions

pine play
  1. : any of a genus (Pinus of the family Pinaceae, the pine family) of coniferous evergreen trees that have slender elongated needles and include some valuable timber trees and ornamentals

  2. : the straight-grained white or yellow usually durable and resinous wood of a pine varying from extreme softness in the white pine to hardness in the longleaf pine

  3. : any of various Australian coniferous trees (as of the genera Callitris or Araucaria)

  1. : to lose vigor, health, or flesh (as through grief) : languish

  2. : to yearn intensely and persistently especially for something unattainable

after play
  1. : following in time or place : afterward, behind, later

  1. : behind in place

  2. : subsequent to in time or order

  3. : subsequent to and in view of

  1. : subsequently to the time when

  1. : later in time

  2. : located toward the rear and especially toward the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft

  1. used with a present participle to indicate action completed and especially just completed

  1. : afternoon

  1. used as the first part of a compound to indicate an event or entity that follows or results from the thing denoted by the second part of the compound

  2. used as the first part of a compound to indicate an event or entity of the same nature as the thing denoted by the second part of the compound but which follows that event or entity and is less intense or significant

  3. the rear or lower part


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