Definition of craving in English:



  • A powerful desire for something.

    ‘a craving for chocolate’
    • ‘Some people combine a patch with gum to get through the hard parts, the cravings.’
    • ‘As your mind releases its desires and cravings, it releases the hold that it has on you.’
    • ‘Next, delicate shrimp dumplings prepared with snowpea shoots satisfy our spring cravings.’
    • ‘It is thought to lower cravings for alcohol in people who have stopped drinking, but it is not exactly clear how it works chemically.’
    • ‘During these periods of intense cravings there can be bouts of rage, brain fog and fatigue.’
    • ‘After all, you probably know what it's like to have your hunger cravings get the best of you.’
    • ‘Two of the strongest cravings of human nature are the desire for knowledge and the desire for power.’
    • ‘I get cravings for knowledge, and these cravings need to be fed straight away.’
    • ‘Hunger cravings can take control and send you on an eating binge that can actually lead to weight gain!’
    • ‘Dates or dried fruit are great for satisfying sweet cravings.’
    • ‘Hearty and filling, I came away from this part of the meal with my meat cravings satisfied, and my hunger stopped dead in its tracks.’
    • ‘He's a committed vegetarian who occasionally gives in to cravings for lamb.’
    • ‘Making ourselves miserable by these cravings and wishes is the unwholesome pattern of envy.’
    • ‘Now you can safely satisfy your cravings, since those very cravings have been transformed.’
    • ‘Hunger cravings are very powerful, and trying to resist them is a constant struggle.’
    • ‘It alters the circuitry in the brain that regulates hunger and cravings for alcohol and nicotine.’
    • ‘Lack of magnesium may show as muscle cramps or cravings for chocolate.’
    • ‘It's very hard to get over your sugar cravings, but that is what people are addicted to.’
    • ‘I have got to try and control my cravings and stay away from drug users, which is going to be difficult because most of my friends are drug users.’
    • ‘The hunger and cravings are now non-existent, though I do begin to go a bit crazy.’
    longing, yearning, hankering, hunger, hungering, thirst, pining, desire, want, wish, fancy, urge, need, appetite, greed, lust, ache, burning, addiction, aspiration, aim, goal
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