pine for (someone or something)
To desire or grieve over someone or something so intensely that one becomes depressed or melancholy. You can't just sitting here pining for your ex-boyfriend. It's over—you need to get out there and live your life! I can't stand these kids who pine for the latest, most expensive tech gadgets, even when they literally have no need for them!
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To long or grieve intensely for someone or something: All summer he sat in the garden pining for his girlfriend back home. Many teachers pine for the days when students were better behaved.
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