hungry for (something)

hungry for (something)

Strongly desiring something. Want to stop at McDonald's? I'm hungry for some of their fries. If she's not hungry for a medal, there's no way she'll be able to beat her fellow competitors.
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hungry for something

Fig. desiring something, often something other than food. The orphan was hungry for the warmth of a family. Bill has become hungry for knowledge and is always studying.
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