US: /ˈθɝst/
UK: /θˈɜːst/

English Vietnamese dictionary

thirst /θə:st/
  • danh từ
    • sự khát nước
      • to quench one's thirst: làm cho hết khát
    • (nghĩa bóng) sự thèm khát, sự khao khát
      • a thirst for knowledge: sự khao khát hiểu biết
  • nội động từ
    • khát nước
    • (nghĩa bóng) (+ after, for) thèm khát, khao khát
      • to thirst after (for) something: thèm khát (khao khát) cái gì

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
1 [U, sing.] the feeling of needing or wanting a drink: He quenched his thirst with a long drink of cold water. + She woke up with a raging thirst and a pounding headache.
2 [U] the state of not having enough water to drink: Thousands are dying of thirst.
3 [sing.] ~ (for sth) a strong desire for sth: a thirst for knowledge
+ verb [V] (old use) to be thirsty
Phrasal Verbs: thirst for sth (literary) to feel a strong desire for sth: She thirsted for power.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 craving, desire, appetite, hunger, eagerness, avidity, ravenousness, voracity, voraciousness, lust, passion, enthusiasm, fancy, hankering, longing, yearning, Colloq itch, yen:
It was the thirst for gold that drove them mad. She has an insatiable thirst for knowledge.
2 Often, thirst for or after. crave, desire, hunger for or after, lust for or after, fancy, hanker for or after, long for, yearn for, wish for:
These men are thirsting for power.

Collocation dictionary

1 desire to drink


great, intense, raging, terrible, unquenchable


suffer from
Many of the refugees were suffering badly from thirst.
| quench, slake | die of | work up
After walking five miles, they had worked up a great thirst.

2 strong desire


great, unquenchable
He has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.


have | satisfy


~ for

Concise English dictionary

thirsts|thirsted|thirstingθɜrst /θɜːst
+a physiological need to drink
+strong desire for something (not food or drink)
+feel the need to drink
+have a craving, appetite, or great desire for