to yearn for (after) something: mong mỏi khao khát cái gì
to yearn to do something: nóng lòng muốn làm việc gì
thương mến; thương cảm, thương hại
to yearn to (towards) someone: thương hại người nào
yearns|yearned|yearningjɜrn /jɜːn verb +desire strongly or persistently +have a desire for something or someone who is not present +have affection for; feel tenderness for
long, pine, ache, hanker, itch, hunger, thirst, crave, have a craving, desire, wish, want, fancy, prefer:
I yearn to see the green-clad hills of home once more, Before my vessel bears me from this mortal shore.
Advanced English Dictionary
+verb ~ (for sth/sb) (literary) to want sth very much, especially when it is very difficult to get: [V] The people yearned for peace. + There was a yearning look in his eyes. +[V to inf] She yearned to escape from her office job.
Collocation Dictionary verb
secretly | still
He still yearned after her, even after all these years.
She yearned for children of her own.
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