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

intransitive verb

  • 1 (desire)to yearn for
    agognare (freedom, unity)
    aspettare impazientemente (era, season, event)
    to yearn for somebody
    desiderare qualcuno
    to yearn to do
    desiderare ardentemente fare
  • 2 (miss)she yearns for her son, her homeland
    sente la nostalgia del figlio, della sua patria o le manca il figlio, la sua patria
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