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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypine for
he/she/itpines for
present participlepining for
past tensepined for
past participlepined for
  1. pine for someone/something to be very sad because you want to be with someone who you love, or want something that you do not have

    She pined for some excitement in her life.

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