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need

  

      vb  
1    call for, demand, entail, have occasion to or for, lack, miss, necessitate, require, want  
      n  
2    longing, requisite, want, wish  
3    deprivation, destitution, distress, extremity, impecuniousness, inadequacy, indigence, insufficiency, lack, neediness, paucity, penury, poverty, privation, shortage  
4    emergency, exigency, necessity, obligation, urgency, want  
5    demand, desideratum, essential, requirement, requisite  
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See also:

needy, needed, needle, needful

Collaborative Dictionary     English Thesaurus
exp.
a humorous way of saying that something is not needed at all
[Hum.];[Iron.]
n.
(british slang) "a strong drink" as in "i need a stiff whisky so pour me a real snorter", or (nautical slang) "a strong wind".
Slang
n.
someone to whom everybody is turning when they need advice, help
[Fam.]
n.
a single place where you can find everything you need, usually found in different places
v.
used for saying that you think someone is spending too much money on things they do not need
n.
bon droit a besoin d'aide
n.
à force faut industrie
n.
au besoin l'ami
n.
besoin fait maint sentier tenir
n.
à carême prenant, chacun a besoin de sa poêle
n.
c'est dans le besoin qu'on reconnaît ses vrais amis
n.
faut être content de ce qu'on a
n.
c'est s'enrichir que de s'ôter des besoins
n.
au chef, il faut des hommes et aux hommes, un chef
n.
acheter ce dont on n'a pas besoin, c'est le moyen d'aller de tout à rien
exp.
l'homme predestiné au bonheur n'a pas besoin de se hâter d'être heureux
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