hanker+after

  • 1 hanker after — / hanker for [v] desire strongly ache, covet, crave, hunger, itch, long, lust, partial to, pine, sigh, thirst, want, wish, yearn, yen; concept 20 Ant. dislike, hate …

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  • 2 hanker\ after — • lust for • hanker after v. phr. To physically yearn for; want something very strongly. Ed has been lusting after Meg for a very long time …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 3 hanker after — Covet, long for, desire ardently, have a strong desire for, lust after …

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  • 4 hanker after/for/to do something — feel a desire for or to do something. → hanker …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 5 Hanker — Han ker (h[a^][ng] k[ e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hankered} ( k[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hankering}.] [Prob. fr. hang; cf. D. hunkeren, hengelen.] 1. To long (for) with a keen appetite and uneasiness; to have a vehement desire; usually with for or …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 hanker for — hanker after / hanker for [v] desire strongly ache, covet, crave, hunger, itch, long, lust, partial to, pine, sigh, thirst, want, wish, yearn, yen; concept 20 Ant. dislike, hate …

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  • 7 hanker — ► VERB (hanker after/for/to do) ▪ feel a strong desire for or to do. ORIGIN probably related to HANG(Cf. ↑hang) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 hanker — v. (colloq.) (esp. AE) 1) (d; intr.) to hanker after, for ( to want ) (to hanker for a good steak) 2) (E) ( to want ) she hankered to go south * * * [ hæŋkə] for (to hanker for a good steak; to want ) (E) ( to want ) she hankered to go south… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 hanker — UK [ˈhæŋkə(r)] / US [ˈhæŋkər] verb [intransitive] Word forms hanker : present tense I/you/we/they hanker he/she/it hankers present participle hankering past tense hankered past participle hankered informal to have a strong feeling of wanting… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 hanker — han|ker [ˈhæŋkə US ər] v hanker after/for [hanker after/for sth] phr v [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from Flemish hankeren, from hangen to hang ] to feel strongly that you want something ▪ She hankered for a new life in a different country.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 hanker — /ˈhæŋkə / (say hangkuh) verb (t) 1. to have the desire (to do something): to hanker to go back home. –phrase 2. hanker after (or for), to have a restless or incessant longing for: to hanker after freedom. {17th century; compare Flemish hankeren}… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 hanker — han|ker [ hæŋkər ] verb intransitive INFORMAL to have a strong feeling of wanting something: hanker after/for: She had always hankered after thick curly hair. hanker to do something: He hankered to revisit his childhood home …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 hanker — [[t]hæ̱ŋkə(r)[/t]] hankers, hankering, hankered VERB If you hanker after something, you want it very much. [V after/for n] In 1969 I hankered after a floor length brown suede coat. [Also V to inf] …

    English dictionary

  • 14 hanker — verb hanker after/for phrasal verb (T) to secretly feel that you want something, over a long period: Lucy had always hankered after a place of her own …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 hanker — v Usu. hanker after or for long for, yearn for, itch for, hunger for, thirst for, pant for, lust for, Sl. lech after, Inf. yen for, wish for; crave, desire, covet, want, want with all one s heart, set one s heart on, want in the worst way, pine… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 16 after — prep., conj., adv., & adj. prep. 1 a following in time; later than (after six months; after midnight; day after day). b US in specifying time (a quarter after eight). 2 (with causal force) in view of (something that happened shortly before)… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 hanker — verb (hanker after/for/to do something) feel a desire for or to do something. Derivatives hankerer noun Origin C17: prob. related to hang …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 hanker — [haŋ′kər] vi. [Early ModE, prob. < Du or LowG source, as in Fl hankeren, to desire, long for, Du hunkeren, freq. formation & metaphoric extension < base of HANG] to crave, long, or yearn: followed by after, for, or an infinitive …

    English World dictionary

  • 19 hanker — Synonyms and related words: ache, covet, crave, desire, fancy, hunger, hunger after, hunger for, itch for, long for, lust, lust after, lust for, pine, pine for, sigh, thirst, thirst after, thirst for, want, wish, yearn, yearn for, yen …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 hanker — verb ADVERB ▪ secretly ▪ always ▪ still PREPOSITION ▪ after ▪ She s always hankering after excitement …

    Collocations dictionary


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