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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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References in classic literature ?
The barber, therefore, after some hesitation, and many hums and hahs, at last begged leave to crave the name of the lady, who appeared to be the principal cause of all this mischief.
The remaining 39 students didn't initially crave anything.
Liquid Charge is for the person who craves the entire edge, not just a piece," says Tim Baggs, CEO of Charge Beverages.
Craves will assume the position of Vice Chairman of the Board.
Smith on our board," said Bob Craves, CEO and President of the Washington Education Foundation.
Its affiliate, Bay City Capital LLC, is a merchant banking and management advisory partnership formed by The Craves Group and the Pritzker Family business interests.