hanker after

hanker after
Covet, long for, desire ardently, have a strong desire for, lust after.

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  • hanker after — / hanker for [v] desire strongly ache, covet, crave, hunger, itch, long, lust, partial to, pine, sigh, thirst, want, wish, yearn, yen; concept 20 Ant. dislike, hate …   New thesaurus

  • hanker\ after — • lust for • hanker after v. phr. To physically yearn for; want something very strongly. Ed has been lusting after Meg for a very long time …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hanker after/for/to do something — feel a desire for or to do something. → hanker …   English new terms dictionary

  • Hanker — Han ker (h[a^][ng] k[ e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hankered} ( k[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hankering}.] [Prob. fr. hang; cf. D. hunkeren, hengelen.] 1. To long (for) with a keen appetite and uneasiness; to have a vehement desire; usually with for or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hanker for — hanker after / hanker for [v] desire strongly ache, covet, crave, hunger, itch, long, lust, partial to, pine, sigh, thirst, want, wish, yearn, yen; concept 20 Ant. dislike, hate …   New thesaurus

  • hanker — ► VERB (hanker after/for/to do) ▪ feel a strong desire for or to do. ORIGIN probably related to HANG(Cf. ↑hang) …   English terms dictionary

  • hanker — v. (colloq.) (esp. AE) 1) (d; intr.) to hanker after, for ( to want ) (to hanker for a good steak) 2) (E) ( to want ) she hankered to go south * * * [ hæŋkə] for (to hanker for a good steak; to want ) (E) ( to want ) she hankered to go south… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hanker — han|ker [ˈhæŋkə US ər] v hanker after/for [hanker after/for sth] phr v [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from Flemish hankeren, from hangen to hang ] to feel strongly that you want something ▪ She hankered for a new life in a different country.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hanker — UK [ˈhæŋkə(r)] / US [ˈhæŋkər] verb [intransitive] Word forms hanker : present tense I/you/we/they hanker he/she/it hankers present participle hankering past tense hankered past participle hankered informal to have a strong feeling of wanting… …   English dictionary

  • hanker — /ˈhæŋkə / (say hangkuh) verb (t) 1. to have the desire (to do something): to hanker to go back home. –phrase 2. hanker after (or for), to have a restless or incessant longing for: to hanker after freedom. {17th century; compare Flemish hankeren}… …  

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