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Meaning of crave

crave

Pronunciation: (krāv), [key]
— v., craved, crav•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to long for; want greatly; desire eagerly: to crave sweets; to crave affection.
  2. to require; need: a problem craving prompt attention.
  3. to ask earnestly for (something); beg for.
  4. to ask (a person) earnestly for something or to do something.
—v.i.
  1. to beg or plead (usually fol. by for).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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