hunger after

hunger after
= hunger for

all actors hunger after such a role

Syn:
desire, crave, covet; long for, yearn for, pine for, ache for, hanker after, thirst for, lust for; want, need; informal have a yen for, itch for, be dying for

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  • hunger after something — ˈhunger for/after sth/sb derived (literary) to have a strong desire or need for sth/sb • He hungered for knowledge. Main entry: ↑hungerderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • hunger after somebody — ˈhunger for/after sth/sb derived (literary) to have a strong desire or need for sth/sb • He hungered for knowledge. Main entry: ↑hungerderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • hunger after/for — DESIRE, crave; long for, yearn for, pine for, ache for, hanker after, thirst for, lust for; want, need; informal have a yen for, itch for, be dying for, be gagging for. → hunger …   Useful english dictionary

  • hunger after/for — have a strong desire for. → hunger …   English new terms dictionary

  • hunger after/for — Syn: desire, crave, long for, yearn for, pine for, ache for, hanker after, thirst for, lust for; informal itch for, be dying for, be gagging for …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • hunger — ► NOUN 1) a feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat. 2) a strong desire. ► VERB (hunger after/for) ▪ have a strong desire for. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • hunger — I n. 1) (formal) to allay, alleviate, appease one s hunger 2) to satisfy one s hunger; to gratify one s hunger (fig.) 3) ravenous hunger 4) hunger for (hunger for knowledge) 5) of hunger (to die of hunger) II v. (D; intr.) to hunger after, for *… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hunger — Synonyms and related words: ache, an universal wolf, appetence, appetency, appetite, appetition, aspire after, be ravenous, break bread, canine appetite, cannibalism, carnivorism, carnivority, carnivorousness, chewing, consumption, count calories …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hunger — noun 1) she was faint with hunger Syn: lack of food, hungriness, ravenousness, emptiness; starvation, malnutrition, famine, malnourishment, undernourishment 2) a hunger for news Syn: desire, craving …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • hunger — noun 1》 a feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat. 2》 a strong desire: her hunger for knowledge. verb 1》 (hunger after/for) have a strong desire for. 2》 archaic feel or suffer hunger. Origin OE… …   English new terms dictionary

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