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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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