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hanker after (something)

To have a very strong, persistent desire or craving for something. I've been hankering after sushi ever since I came back from Tokyo last month. The former heavyweight champion has been hankering after a chance to reclaim her title.
See also: after, hanker

hanker for (something)

To have a very strong, persistent desire or craving for something. I've been hankering for sushi ever since I came back from Tokyo last month. The former heavyweight champion has been hankering for a chance to reclaim her title.
See also: hanker

have a hankering for (something)

To have a very strong, persistent desire or craving for something. I've been having a hankering for sushi ever since I came back from Tokyo last month. The former heavyweight champion has had a hankering for a chance to reclaim her title.
See also: hanker, have

hanker after someone or something

 and hanker for someone or something
Rur. to want someone or something; to long for someone or something. I hanker after a nice big beefsteak for dinner.
See also: after, hanker
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At Mold Crown Court yesterday, prosecutor Simon Rogers said Hankers was able to get access to cameras people had installed to make them feel safer in their own homes and to enhance security while they were away, he said.
And Hankers, 32, also used his technological expertise to contact children through webcams, who he persuaded to carry out sex acts by lying to them about his age.
For Hankers club Hamid Mehmood took two wickets, Adnan Jamal got one wicket.
And that is surprising, as 'hankers' is not a word you would imagine Mourinho using, though he probably often heard something similar while in the Chelsea dugout.
When asked if she still hankered after her Labour roots, she replied: "Of course.
It's flesh and blood." Major Tom Egan (Ethan Hawke) is one of the few men at the base, who has actually taken to the skies and he hankers for a return to the cockpit rather than sitting in an air-conditioned crate, staring at the enemy through a lens.
PESHAWAR -- Peshawar Badshah recorded four wickets victory against Hankers club in the ongoing Frontier Foundation Lion Cricket Tournament being played here at Gymkhana ground on Saturday.
a ons Though on course for a Spanish League/Champions League Double, the Special One has made it clear once again that he hankers for a return to England.
Semiautobiographical comedy about a neurotic kid who hankers after life in the Ivy League.
MERMAID Ariel has settled for life on dry land with Prince Eric - but it's not long before daughter Melody hankers for life under the sea.
The fourth and, hopefully, final slice of the American Pie series hankers for the past, placing the 30-something characters in the same cringe-worthy situations that end with Jim trapping his manhood in a laptop or another member of the gang being spattered with bodily fluids.
His comments will be seen as a sign Mr Balls still hankers after the shadow chancellor job.
Whether Farrell will still be at Broughty if they achieve that goal is not sure as he still hankers after that second shot at the seniors.
A NEW development of homes at Skerries will delight the house hunter who hankers after a seaside residence with a reasonable price tag.
"I imagine he still hankers after another European Cup," said Robins, whose winning goal against Nottingham Forest in the 1990 FA Cup was widely believed to have kept Ferguson ( who celebrates 20 years in charge at Old Trafford today ( in his job.