1 usually foll by: for or after or an infinitive to have an intense desire or longing (for); pine (for)
2 to feel tenderness or affection
(Old English giernan; related to Old Saxon girnian, Old Norse girna, Gothic gairnjan, Old High German geron to long for, Sanskrit haryati he likes)
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ache, covet, crave, desire, eat one's heart out over, hanker, have a yen for (informal) hunger, itch, languish, long, lust, pant, pine, set one's heart upon, suspire (archaic or poetic) would give one's eyeteeth for
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