UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkreɪvɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkreɪvɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(krāving)

From the verb crave: (⇒ conjugate)
craving is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [strawberry, sweet, chocolate, tobacco] craving
  2. has a craving for [strawberries]
  3. [have, got] a sudden craving for [strawberries]
  4. a [great, strong, powerful] craving for a cigarette
  5. (can't) [stop, suppress, get rid of, banish, quell] the cravings
  6. (try to) [prevent, avoid, ward off] cravings
  7. cravings when [pregnant, trying to give up a habit, kicking the habit]
  8. [odd, unusual] cravings during pregnancy
  9. has a craving to [be, get, finish, have, play]
  10. a craving to be [rich, famous, recognized, respected]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. crave [chocolate, candy, sweet things]
  2. crave a [cigarette, beer, drink]
  3. crave [love, attention, respect, fame, honor]
  4. crave for [love]
  5. crave the [love] of
  6. crave to [be, see, win, have, go]
  7. crave when [abroad, away from home, pregnant]
  8. the [issue, problem] craves [prompt, swift] action
  9. pregnant women [can, often, tend to] crave
  10. foods (most) craved by
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