ache for (someone or something)

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ache for (someone or something)

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 profound sadness or empathy for someone. I ache for those little children who just lost their parents in a car accident.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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