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crave to (do something)

To want or long to do something. After all this rain, the kids are craving to play outside.
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crave to do something

Rur. to want to do something eagerly. I don't crave to ride the roller coaster, thank you. The kids have been craving to see that movie for weeks.
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Using PET scans to see which areas of the brain were most active in craving and satiety, a study found that three specific regions were active when the smokers craved cigarettes: the thalamus, the striatum, and the anterior cingulate gyrus.
Did he mean that women who craved chocolate would lose their craving if they took more magnesium?
Stephens marvelously teases out the double-bind witchcraft theorists found themselves in: aware that contact with demons was morally wrong, they nevertheless craved contact in order to reassure themselves that demons were real; insisting on the reality of demons, they also had to rigorously repress their own doubts.
The strangest foods craved were: 1 Ice cubes (20%); 2 HP sauce - on everything (15%); 3 Lemons (12%); 4 Toothpaste (11%); 5 Gherkins - with everything (10%); 6 Sherbert (9%); 7 Condensed milk (8%); 8 Ham and chocolate sandwiches (6%); 9 Cider (5%); 10 Potatoes with mud on them (4%).
Asked what foods they craved on a daily basis, they said: ice cream/lollies/ice pops (23 per cent); chocolate (17 per cent); crisps (15 per cent); cheese (11 per cent) and pork pies (nine per cent).
Some mums even admitted to craving the smell of tree bark and shoe polish, while some claimed to have craved combinations of foods, including bananas with marmite, ice cream and chips and Nutella-topped cheese and onion crisps.
Three-quarters of the 500 expectant mothers asked craved strange mixtures, such as salmon and jam sandwiches.
Chocolate, fruit and vegetables top the charts of the foods most commonly craved.
Meanwhile, carbohydrates (bread, rice and pasta) are most craved by people who are stressed, tense or frightened.
Try swapping the craved food for something more nutritious like an apple, so that you won't feel deprived.