Definition of hanker verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hanker

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈhæŋkər//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hanker
 
he / she / it hankers
 
past simple hankered
 
-ing form hankering
 
 
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to have a strong desire for something hanker after/for something He had hankered after fame all his life. She still hankered for her homeland. hanker to do something She hankered to go back to Australia.
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