want for (something)

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want for (something)

To lack something. Please don't get the kids any more toys, Mom—they really want for nothing.
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want someone for something

 
1. to desire someone for some job or purpose. I want Fred for my team. We all want you for a candidate.
2. to hunt or seek someone as a criminal suspect. The police want Max for questioning. They want him for a number of crimes.
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want something for someone or something

to desire to have something for someone or something. I want a gift for my wife. What would you suggest? I want a button for my shirt.
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want for something

Fig. to lack something; to need something. I certainly don't want for advice. In fact, I have had too much. We don't want for helpers around here.
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want for

v.
1. To desire something for the benefit of someone: I want only the best for you.
2. To have need of something: Those kids will never want for money. After many hours, the stranded tourists were wanting for food.
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Colecozy is wanted for false imprisonment and causing actual bodily harm during a domestic incident in June this year, in Liverpool.
Joel Pagdilao announced the arrest of six men wanted for robbery and two for selling drugs from Oct.
Alleged Albanian gangster Dritan Rexhepi, 32, is wanted for shooting dead two police officers in his homeland in 1999.
They are wanted for a string of alleged offences from sex attacks to shoplifting and have all failed to show at court.
JW: I think that was something that artists both had and hadn't wanted for a long time previously.
Due to the heavy workload from combining the requirements for auditing and validating records, as well as confirming "hits," some agencies simply do not promptly enter persons wanted for minor violations and only enter those persons wanted for more serious crimes.
The list includes suspects wanted for questioning in connection with a variety of offences, many of them serious.
Edvinas Judinskas, 19, of Lithuania, wanted for murder Constantin Niciu, 34, of Romania, wanted for kidnap
And these 28, some of whom have been wanted for hideous crimes for a decade, are among those police would most like to catch up with and bring before the courts.
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