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yearn for

Meaning: to want something very much

Synonym: long for

For example:

  • yearn for sth Even though I left England a long time ago, I still yearn for the beauty of the English countryside.

  • yearning for sth Paula is still getting over the breakup with her boyfriend. She's still yearning for the sound of his voice and the smell of his hair.

Quick Quiz:

If you're yearning for some peace and quiet, you should go
  1. for a walk in the forest
  2. to a rock concert
  3. to a football match

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