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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.

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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Inspired by the prostitute of Fellini's ``Nights of Cabiria,'' the Americanized version written by Neil Simon is a smart-mouthed taxi dancer so aching for love that she practically has whiplash from a lifetime spent turning the other cheek.