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

intransitive verb

  • to yearn to + infinitive
    anhelar or ansiar + infinitive
    he yearned to go back
    anhelaba or ansiaba volver
    to yearn for something
    añorar algo
    she yearns for her native country/his embrace
    añora su patria/sus abrazos
    Example sentences
    • My heart aches now, yearning for you to come back and hug me for the last time before you leave.
    • My heart yearned for you for months and now its desire is fulfilled!
    • I do love this country and I am not about to stop yearning for change and doing what I can to affect a change - but one grows weary.

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