Definition of covet verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

covet

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈkʌvət//
 
covet something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they covet
 
he / she / it covets
 
past simple coveted
 
-ing form coveting
 
 
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to want something very much, especially something that belongs to someone else He had long coveted the chance to work with a famous musician. They are this year's winners of the coveted trophy (= that everyone would like to win).
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