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To want to do something - thesaurus




to feel that you would like to have, keep, or do something



formal to want something, or to want to do something



Britishinformal to want to have or do something



literary to want very much to do or have something, especially when it is impossible

be itching for something/to do something

to feel very impatient because you want to do something immediately

feel like

to want something, or to want to do something

take a fancy to something

literary to suddenly start to want to have or do something

give your right arm (for something/to do something)

to be willing to do anything in order to get or achieve something

would give your eye teeth for something/to do something

used for saying that you wish you could have/do something very much

line up

if people are lining up to do something, they all want to do it at the same time

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be champing at the bit

to be impatient and unable to wait to start doing something

be/feel in the mood (for something)

to want to, or to feel that you would like to, do a particular thing

be minded to do something

to want to do something

be on for something

to want to do something

given half a chance

used for saying that someone or something will do something if they get the opportunity

want in

to wish to enter a place

want in

to wish to take part in a situation, plan, or activity

want out

to wish to leave a place



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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