Definition of craving in US English:

craving

noun

  • A powerful desire for something.

    ‘a craving for chocolate’
    • ‘Lack of magnesium may show as muscle cramps or cravings for chocolate.’
    • ‘Next, delicate shrimp dumplings prepared with snowpea shoots satisfy our spring cravings.’
    • ‘During these periods of intense cravings there can be bouts of rage, brain fog and fatigue.’
    • ‘Some people combine a patch with gum to get through the hard parts, the cravings.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As your mind releases its desires and cravings, it releases the hold that it has on you.’
    • ‘Two of the strongest cravings of human nature are the desire for knowledge and the desire for power.’
    • ‘He's a committed vegetarian who occasionally gives in to cravings for lamb.’
    • ‘It's very hard to get over your sugar cravings, but that is what people are addicted to.’
    • ‘Hunger cravings are very powerful, and trying to resist them is a constant struggle.’
    • ‘Now you can safely satisfy your cravings, since those very cravings have been transformed.’
    • ‘I get cravings for knowledge, and these cravings need to be fed straight away.’
    • ‘It alters the circuitry in the brain that regulates hunger and cravings for alcohol and nicotine.’
    • ‘Hunger cravings can take control and send you on an eating binge that can actually lead to weight gain!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘After all, you probably know what it's like to have your hunger cravings get the best of you.’
    • ‘It is thought to lower cravings for alcohol in people who have stopped drinking, but it is not exactly clear how it works chemically.’
    • ‘Making ourselves miserable by these cravings and wishes is the unwholesome pattern of envy.’
    • ‘Dates or dried fruit are great for satisfying sweet cravings.’
    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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Pronunciation

craving

/ˈkreɪvɪŋ//ˈkrāviNG/