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get up a thirst

 and work up a thirst
Fig. to do something that will make one thirsty. (Fixed order.) Jogging makes me work up a thirst. Doing this kind of work always gets up a thirst with me.
See also: get, thirst, up

have a thirst for something

1. Lit. to be thirsty for something to drink. I have a thirst for a tall glass of iced tea.
2. Fig. to have a craving or desire for something. The tyrant had an intense thirst for power. The actor's thirst for fame caused him to become unscrupulous.
See also: have, thirst

thirst for something

1. Lit. to desire something to drink. (Somewhat formal.) "I thirst for something cooling and refreshing." said the preacher. You could see that everyone there was thirsting for water, or even coffee, but there was no refreshment in sight.
2. Fig. to have a strong desire for something. (See also have a thirst for something.) In the old days, students were said to thirst for knowledge. The generals thirsted for new battles to be fought.
See also: thirst

thirst for

or thirst after
To have a strong craving for something; yearn for something: The oppressed people thirst for freedom.
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thirst-aid station

n. a place to purchase liquor. (Punning on first-aid station.) Let’s stop at the next thirst-aid station and get a snort.
See also: station
References in classic literature ?
With the moon we marched again, feeling dreadfully exhausted, and suffering tortures from thirst and prickly heat.
Here we halted, and driven to it by our desperate thirst, sucked down our last drops of water.
And here comes the point: is not thirst the desire which the soul has of drink, and of drink only; not of drink qualified by anything else; for example, warm or cold, or much or little, or, in a word, drink of any particular sort: but if the thirst be accompanied by heat, then the desire is of cold drink; or, if accompanied by cold, then of warm drink; or, if the thirst be excessive, then the drink which is desired will be excessive; or, if not great, the quantity of drink will also be small: but thirst pure and simple will desire drink pure and simple, which is the natural satisfaction of thirst, as food is of hunger?
But here a confusion may arise; and I should wish to guard against an opponent starting up and saying that no man desires drink only, but good drink, or food only, but good food; for good is the universal object of desire, and thirst being a desire, will necessarily be thirst after good drink; and the same is true of every other desire.
Would you not say that thirst is one of these essentially relative terms, having clearly a relation--
And a certain kind of thirst is relative to a certain kind of drink; but thirst taken alone is neither of much nor little, nor of good nor bad, nor of any particular kind of drink, but of drink only?
I felt light, and hunger, and thirst, and darkness; innumerable sounds rang in my ears, and on all sides various scents saluted me; the only object that I could distinguish was the bright moon, and I fixed my eyes on that with pleasure.
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QUETTA -- Five pilgrims belonging to the Zikri community, out on a foot journey to Turbat died of thirst and scorching heat in Kech district.
Whoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again; but whoever drinketh Of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst" - Jesus.
A It's always a good idea to carry water with you, particularly if you're over 60, because we become less sensitive to thirst as we grow older.
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We often mistake thirst for hunger and reach for something sugary to fill us up.
The global thirst for fossil fuels remains at the heart of all calculations in the Middle East; recent reports suggest Saudi Arabia is bribing Russia to drop Syria by offering a secret oil deal.
ISLAMABAD -- Medical experts have advised people to use bananas, dark chocolates, milk, dates, dried apricots, pistachio, pumpkin, and beans at Sehr time to prevent thirst during fasting.