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British English: /jəːn/
American English: /jərn/

intransitive verb

  • 1 (desire)to yearn for
    désirer (avoir) (child, food)
    aspirer à (freedom, unity)
    attendre (era, season, event)
    to yearn for somebody
    désirer quelqu'un
    to yearn to do
    avoir très envie de faire
  • 2 (miss)she yearns for her son/her homeland
    son fils/sa patrie lui manque terriblement

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