ache for

ache for

1. To feel a strong desire for someone or something. She ached for the companionship of her husband when he was deployed overseas.
2. To feel sadness and/or empathy for someone. I ache for those little children who just lost their parents in a car accident.
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ache for someone or something

 and hurt for someone or something
Fig. to desire someone or something very much. (So much that it "hurts.") Jim ached for the sight of Mary, whom he loved deeply.
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2006) and there is a possibilitythat AChE from this organism could be used as a newsource of AChE for the detection of insecticides.
GEORGE Bush wept yesterday as he told the families of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan: "We ache for you.
Wiping a tear from his cheek he said: "I know your heart aches and we ache for your son and brother.