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Bending over backwards does not bring you the love and attention you crave, but having your own life, your own goals and a backbone will.
Sherry Argov

Meaning of "crave" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CRAVE

Old English crafian; related to Old Norse krefja to demand, krǣfr strong.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CRAVE

crave  [kreɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRAVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Crave is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb crave in English.

WHAT DOES CRAVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of crave in the English dictionary

The first definition of crave in the dictionary is when intr, foll by for or after to desire intensely; long. Other definition of crave is to need greatly or urgently. Crave is also to beg or plead for.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CRAVE

PRESENT

Present
I crave
you crave
he/she/it craves
we crave
you crave
they crave
Present continuous
I am craving
you are craving
he/she/it is craving
we are craving
you are craving
they are craving
Present perfect
I have craved
you have craved
he/she/it has craved
we have craved
you have craved
they have craved
Present perfect continuous
I have been craving
you have been craving
he/she/it has been craving
we have been craving
you have been craving
they have been craving
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I craved
you craved
he/she/it craved
we craved
you craved
they craved
Past continuous
I was craving
you were craving
he/she/it was craving
we were craving
you were craving
they were craving
Past perfect
I had craved
you had craved
he/she/it had craved
we had craved
you had craved
they had craved
Past perfect continuous
I had been craving
you had been craving
he/she/it had been craving
we had been craving
you had been craving
they had been craving
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will crave
you will crave
he/she/it will crave
we will crave
you will crave
they will crave
Future continuous
I will be craving
you will be craving
he/she/it will be craving
we will be craving
you will be craving
they will be craving
Future perfect
I will have craved
you will have craved
he/she/it will have craved
we will have craved
you will have craved
they will have craved
Future perfect continuous
I will have been craving
you will have been craving
he/she/it will have been craving
we will have been craving
you will have been craving
they will have been craving
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would crave
you would crave
he/she/it would crave
we would crave
you would crave
they would crave
Conditional continuous
I would be craving
you would be craving
he/she/it would be craving
we would be craving
you would be craving
they would be craving
Conditional perfect
I would have crave
you would have crave
he/she/it would have crave
we would have crave
you would have crave
they would have crave
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been craving
you would have been craving
he/she/it would have been craving
we would have been craving
you would have been craving
they would have been craving
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you crave
we let´s crave
you crave
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to crave
Past participle
craved
Present Participle
craving
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRAVE


architrave
ˈɑːkɪˌtreɪv
brave
breɪv
burgrave
ˈbɜːɡreɪv
Cosgrave
ˈkɒzɡreɪv
deprave
dɪˈpreɪv
engrave
ɪnˈɡreɪv
grave
ɡreɪv
landgrave
ˈlændˌɡreɪv
margrave
ˈmɑːˌɡreɪv
Musgrave
ˈmʌzɡreɪv
outbrave
ˌaʊtˈbreɪv
outrave
ˌaʊtˈreɪv
Palgrave
ˈpɔːlɡreɪv
palsgrave
ˈpɔːlzɡreɪv
photoengrave
ˌfəʊtəʊɪnˈɡreɪv
rave
reɪv
Redgrave
ˈrɛdˌɡreɪv
thrave
θreɪv
trave
treɪv
waldgrave
ˈwɔːldˌɡreɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRAVE

craterless
craterlet
craterlike
craterous
craton
cratonic
cratur
craunch
cravat
cravate
craven
cravenly
cravenness
craver
craving
craw
craw-thumper
crawdad
crawdaddy
crawfish

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRAVE

Drave
embrave
from the cradle to the grave
have one foot in the grave
mass grave
one foot in the grave
pauper´s grave
reengrave
the grave
to make someone turn in his grave
war grave

Synonyms and antonyms of crave in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRAVE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «crave» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of crave

Translation of «crave» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRAVE

Find out the translation of crave to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of crave from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «crave» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

渴望得到
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

suspirar por
570 millions of speakers

English

crave
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लालसा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نتلهف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

жаждут
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desejar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রার্থনা করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

avoir besoin de
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mengidam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sich sehnen nach
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

切望する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

갈망하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Crave
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xin
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தள்ளும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हाव असणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yalvarmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

avere una smania di
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pragnąć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

жадають
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aștepta cu nerăbdare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ποθούν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

koester
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

längta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

begjærer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of crave

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRAVE»

The term «crave» is very widely used and occupies the 19.994 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRAVE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about crave

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10 QUOTES WITH «CRAVE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word crave.
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Isabel Allende
I have not changed; I am still the same girl I was fifty years ago and the same young woman I was in the seventies. I still lust for life, I am still ferociously independent, I still crave justice, and I fall madly in love easily.
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Sherry Argov
Bending over backwards does not bring you the love and attention you crave, but having your own life, your own goals and a backbone will.
3
Dan Auerbach
I'm certainly not your typical front-man material. Some people love being on stage and really open up, and I'm sort of the opposite of that. I don't crave the spotlight. I'm still not comfortable even talking on stage.
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Roseanne Barr
I actually regard Facebook as a huge bore, but I cannot refrain from participating in it. I guess I crave the feeling of hope it gives me to think that today will be different from yesterday, that I will find an interesting comment or poke or video, and on the extremely rare occasion when that happens, I am just thrilled.
5
Kristin Cavallari
Actually, if I don't eat healthy food I don't feel good. For me, I crave healthy food.
6
Duane Chapman
Born on a mountain, raised in a cave. Arresting fugitives is all I crave.
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Emmanuelle Chriqui
I can celebrate food anytime. I love cheese. When I crave a certain food, I just eat it.
8
Eddie Cibrian
I crave attention and adventure.
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Sophie Kennedy Clark
I can sing, but it isn't something I crave to do professionally.
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Ellar Coltrane
I've struggled so much, growing up, with just feeling that my life is valid because it's not filled with these hyper-dramatic moments, and I think a lot of people of my generation feel that way. We're so inundated with hyper-drama that people crave everyday life.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRAVE»

Discover the use of crave in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to crave and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food
Too often, women overlook the spiritual component to their physical struggle with healthy eating. Made to Crave taps into the desires God gave you to consume food without letting food consuming you!
Lysa TerKeurst, 2010
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Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop
Through the stories of some of these patients--men and women, young and old--and with the guidance of Bulik, readers will develop a variety of strategies to use in conquering their cravings and establishing healthy eating habits.
Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., 2010
3
Crave
Shay has had a rare blood disorder since she was born.
Melinda Metz, Laura J. Burns, 2010
4
Crave
Although Savannah has been warned by her family to stay away from any members of the Clann, and Tristan has been forbidden to speak to Savannah, they both feel an irresistible mutual attraction to each other.
Melissa Darnell, 2011
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Crave
The daughter of two dysfunctional parents, twenty-nine-year-old Michael Hughes feels that her biological clock is ticking and embarks on a desperate search to find the man of her dreams. Reader's Guide included. Original.
Darnella Ford, 2004
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Crave
Set in an unnamed city from which voices and images spring, Crave charts the disintegration of a human mind under the pressures of love, loss and desire.
Sarah Kane, 1998
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Made to Crave Devotional: 60 Days to Craving God, Not Food
Based on the New York Times bestseller, Made to Crave, this companion book expands on the original, providing 60 new inspirational entries to encourage you in your weight-loss journey.
Lysa TerKeurst, 2012
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Crave: A Novel of the Fallen Angels
Seven deadly sins.
J.R. Ward, 2010
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Crave
With a rogue vampire on the loose who is not only killing humans, but also their kind, vampire Dierdre Griffin, preparing to turn her lover into an immortal creature, feels fear for the first time when someone she cannot possibly defend ...
Karen E. Taylor, 2011
10
Crave
When a woman is ripe for the picking .
Cathy Yardley, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRAVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term crave is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Coffee Crave hits GP's east end
Robin Lux has transformed her former Esquires location on 92 Street into the Coffee Crave Cafe. Jocelyn Turner/Daily Herald-Tribune ... «Alberta Daily Herald Tribune, Jul 15»
2
Utahns cash in on crave for refurbished furniture
SALT LAKE CITY — It's on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. It's on blogs, Etsy and KSL.com. Refurbished furniture — for which do-it-yourself ... «KSL.com, Jul 15»
3
What UK workers crave most in an office is natural light reveals survey
These are the things UK workers value most in the office Skype's fake grass and industrial-look office in Palo Alto? Meh (Picture: Matthew ... «Metro, Jul 15»
4
JHU and UMD crave more (processing) power
Jaime Combariza, a Johns Hopkins computational chemist, is director of the Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center. (Will Kirk ... «Maryland Daily Record, Jul 15»
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Crave Hosts 'Pacific Rim' Midnight Screening on July 10th
That's right, Crave's B-Movies Podcast is presenting our very own 2K screening of Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim at the historic Nuart Theatre, ... «Crave Online, Jul 15»
6
Russia's young and poor crave war with the West
It all began with a little black and orange military ribbon, revived as a symbol of remembrance and pride in the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany ... «The Times, Jul 15»
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What the Russians Crave: Cheese
RIGHT across from Gate 21 in Heathrow's Terminal 4 — the gate from which Aeroflot's London-Moscow flight most often departs — sits the ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
8
'Playing international cricket again, that's what I crave'
Your departure from South African cricket was only made public earlier this week. Six days later, you've debuted for Netherlands. How did the ... «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jul 15»
9
Wintrust Business Lunch 7/4/15: Chicago Inno, Philippe Weiss …
Plus, an in studio appearance by Kim and Scott Holstein, the co-owners of the Crave Bar, which combines ice cream, chocolate, pretzel and ... «WGN Radio, Jul 15»
10
Human Resource Development junior ministers crave for work
Under the shadow of high profile Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, her two junior ministers are craving for work. Even as ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Crave [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/crave>. Aug 2020 ».
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