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Phrasal Verbs

long for

This page is about the phrasal verb long for

Meaning

to want something you miss very much

Synonym

yearn for (formal), be dying for (informal)

For example

  • long for sth Ever since he left England, Terry has been longing for a plate of traditional English fish and chips.

  • long for sth My wife says she longs for stimulating conversation, and when I offer to discuss a serious issue with her, she laughs.

Quick Quiz

While Jenny was away at college, she often longed for

a. her mother's cooking

b. end-of-semester exams

c. terrible grades

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