pine over (someone or something)

pine over (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 over your ex-boyfriend. It's over—you need to get out there and live your life! I can't stand these kids who pine over the latest, most expensive tech gadgets, even when they literally have no need for them!
See also: over, pine