Yearn

Definition of Yearn

Pronunciation: yẽrn
v. t.1.To pain; to grieve; to vex.
[imp. & p. p. Yearned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Yearning.]
It yearns me not if men my garments wear.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn.
v. i. & t.1.To curdle, as milk.
v. i.1.To be filled with longing desire; to be harassed or rendered uneasy with longing, or feeling the want of a thing; to strain with emotions of affection or tenderness; to long; to be eager.
Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother; and he sought where to weep.
- Gen. xliii. 30.
Your mother's heart yearns towards you.
- Addison.

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ache, covet, dream, fancy, hanker, hunger, itch, long, lust, pant, prefer, thirst, wish, yen
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