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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crave  \Crave\  (kr[=a]v),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Craved} 
  (kr[=a]vd);  p  pr  &  vb  n.  {Craving}.]  [AS.  crafian  akin  to 
  Icel.  krefja  Sw  kr[aum]fva,  Dan.  kr[ae]ve.] 
  1.  To  ask  with  earnestness  or  importunity;  to  ask  with 
  submission  or  humility;  to  beg;  to  entreat;  to  beseech;  to 
  implore. 
 
  I  crave  your  honor's  pardon.  --Shak. 
 
  Joseph  .  .  .  went  in  boldly  unto  Pilate,  and  craved 
  the  body  of  Jesus.  --Mark  xv  43. 
 
  2.  To  call  for  as  a  gratification;  to  long  for  hence  to 
  require  or  demand;  as  the  stomach  craves  food. 
 
  His  path  is  one  that  eminently  craves  weary  walking. 
  --Edmund 
  Gurney. 
 
  Syn:  To  ask  seek;  beg;  beseech;  implore;  entreat;  solicit; 
  request;  supplicate;  adjure. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crave  \Crave\,  v.  i. 
  To  desire  strongly;  to  feel  an  insatiable  longing;  as  a 
  craving  appetite. 
 
  Once  one  may  crave  for  love.  --Suckling. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crave 
  v  1:  have  a  craving,  appetite,  or  great  desire  for  [syn:  {hunger}, 
  {thirst},  {starve},  {lust}] 
  2:  plead  or  ask  for  earnestly 




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