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Phrasal Verbs

yearn for

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. for a walk in the forest

b. to a rock concert

c. to a football match

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