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Definition of long verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    long

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//lɔŋ//
     
    [intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they long
     
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    he / she / it longs
     
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    past simple longed
     
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    -ing form longing
     
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  1. 1to want something very much especially if it does not seem likely to happen soon synonym yearn
  2. 2 long for somebody/something Lucy had always longed for a brother. long for somebody to do something He longed for Pat to call. long to do something I'm longing to see you again. see also longed-for
  3. Word Familylong adjective adverblength nounlengthy adjectivelengthen verblong adjective adverblength nounlengthy adjectivelengthen verb
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: long