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verb crave pronunciation in British English /kreɪv/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycrave
he/she/itcraves
present participlecraving
past tensecraved
past participlecraved
  1. 1

    crave

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    crave for

    [intransitive/transitive] to want something very much and in a way that is very hard to control

    He’d craved the attention of the older kids.

    Lewis still craves for the recognition he feels he lacks in America.

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  2. 2
    [transitive] an old word used for asking for something in a polite way

    I crave your pardon.

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