hanker definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to possess a strong, often restless need.
    • To lengthy (for) with an enthusiastic desire for food and uneasiness; to own a vehement need; -- frequently with for or after
    • To linger in expectation or with need.
  • verb:
    • To crave, wish or desire.
    • desire highly or persistently
  • others:
    • To lengthy or yearn keenly and with uneasiness; have an uneasy craving: often followed closely by after and for.
    • To linger with hope; hang about.

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