Definition of needs adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

needs

 adverb
adverb
NAmE//nidz//
 
(old use)
 
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  • in a way that cannot be avoided We must needs depart.
  • Idioms
    needs must (when the Devil drives)(saying)
     
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    in certain situations it is necessary for you to do something that you do not like or enjoy
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: needs