Crave Definition

craved, craves, craving
craved, craves, craving
To have a strong desire (for)
Webster's New World
To ask for earnestly; beg.
Webster's New World
To long for eagerly; desire strongly.
Webster's New World
To be in great need of.
Webster's New World

Origin of Crave

  • From Middle English craven, from Old English crafian (“to crave, ask, implore, demand, summon”), from Proto-Germanic *krabōną (“to shrink, contract, be stiff, be firm”), from Proto-Indo-European *grep- (“hook, strength, force”). Cognate with Danish kræve (“to crave, ask, demand, require”), Norwegian kreve (“to demand”), Swedish kräva (“to demand, require”), Icelandic krefja (“to demand”), Icelandic krafa (“a demand, requirement”). Related to craft, grape.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English craven from Old English crafian to beg

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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