Pronunciation: (krāv), [key]
—v., craved, crav•ing.
1. to long for; want greatly; desire eagerly: to crave sweets; to crave affection.
2. to require; need: a problem craving prompt attention.
3. to ask earnestly for (something); beg for.
4. to ask (a person) earnestly for something or to do something.
to beg or plead (usually fol. by for).
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