want


want
I
n.
need

1) to fill, meet, satisfy a want

2) to minister to smb.'s wants

3) for want of (to die for want of medical care)

4) in want of (in want of a job)

poverty

5) in want (to live in want)

II
v.

1) to want badly, desperately, very much (they wanted very badly to see us)

2) (d; intr.) to want for ('to be in need of') (they will never want for anything)

3) (D; tr.) ('to seek') to want for (he is wanted for murder in three states)

4) (D; tr.) ('to desire') to want for (we want you for our team)

5) (E) ('to desire') I want to help

6) (BE) (G) ('to be in need of') your shirts want mending; the house wants painting; her hair wants cutting

7) (H; no passive) ('to desire') they want us to finish the job in two weeks

8) (colloq.) (J) I want them singing in tune!

9) (colloq.) (M) ('to desire') I want them to be kept busy at all times

10) (N; used with an adjective, past participle) ('to desire') we want the troublemakers removed; I want them ready in one hour; she wants the house painted tomorrow

* * *
[wɒnt]
desperately
her hair wants cutting
satisfy a want
she wants the house painted tomorrow
the house wants painting
very much (they wanted very badly to see us)
(BE) (G) ('to be in need of) your shirts want mending
(E) ('to desire') I want to help
(H; no passive) ('to desire') they want us to finish the job in two weeks
(N; used with an adjective, past participle) ('to desire') we want the troublemakers removed
(colloq.) (J) I want them singing in tune!
(colloq.) (M) ('to desire') I want them to be kept busy at all times
['need'] to fill
to minister to smb. 's wants
to want badly
want them ready in one hour
(D; tr.) ('to seek') to want for (he is wanted for murder in three states)
in want of (in want of a job)
(d; intr.) to want for (they will never want for anything; 'to be in need of)
for want of (to die for want of medical care)
['poverty'] in want (to live in want)
(D; tr.) ('to desire') to want for (we want you for our team)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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