Meaning of yearn

yearn

Pronunciation: (yûrn), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to have an earnest or strong desire; long: to yearn for a quiet vacation.
  2. to feel tenderness; be moved or attracted: They yearned over their delicate child.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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