Translation of crave in Spanish:

crave

ansiar, v.

Pronunciation /kreɪv//kreɪv/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (long for)
    (flattery/admiration) ansiar
    (affection) tener ansias de
    • I do not subscribe to the view that there is something innate in human beings that craves the thrill of violence.
    • There is hope at last for all those poor souls who desperately crave some winter sunshine.
    • Kendall loves it, craves it and can put up with almost anything if there's a chance she's going to experience it.
    • I mean any girlfriend would crave the attention and touch of their boyfriend, right?
    • To relieve those feelings, the brain craves another drink.
    • Sixty per cent of those polled said they regularly craved certain foods and drinks.
    • Of course, there are people out there who like spam, who love and crave it.
    • They're human beings like you and me; they crave love, acceptance and security.
    • He also craves human company and is very affectionate, but like most parrots has a fierce bite when he wants to.
    • She drives herself towards real danger, craving it and seeking it out whatever the cost, but is all the time consumed by feelings of self-hate and worthlessness.
    • Charlie roams the streets at night and goes into movie theaters, craving human interaction.
    • I've also been craving different foods each day.
    • Despite her love of the estate, Iris craved intellectual outlets, and until the war she travelled constantly, usually alone.
    • Some critics have pointed to this as the key to unlock his psychology; he lost his mother, the thinking goes, and so craves the love of an audience.
    • They need love and crave intimacy yet often feel cornered, pressured.
    • Now that the crisis was over, my hunger had returned and I was craving a cheeseburger.
    • He craves his father's respect and his father's love, but has long known that he can never have the latter, and the former is always tainted.
    • Aside from a shared love of ice cream, however, men and women craved different foods.
    • He could not tolerate waste and never craved human companionship.
    • We crave originality, we demand credibility and we hope for something that sets the heart racing and the mind working overtime.
  • 2formal

    (beg, implore)
    (pardon/mercy/indulgence) implorar
    may I crave your attention for a moment? ¿puedo reclamar su atención un momento?

intransitive verb

  • 1

    to crave for sth tener antojo de algo
    • I was craving for a drink me moría de ganas de tomar algo
    • to crave for / after peace anhelar la paz