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need badly

This page is about the collocation need badly

collocation pattern: verb + adverb

Meaning

to need very much

For example

  • The refugee camp needs more medicine badly. If they don't get it, people will die.

  • We've both been working seven days a week, so we badly need a vacation.

Quick Quiz

Our kids badly needed things to do during the holiday. They

a. needed to do bad things

b. had to do things badly

c. were really bored

Contributor: Matt Errey