2008年3月9日 星期日

ache for sth

ache for sth phrasal verb LITERARY
to want something very much: 渴望
He was lonely and aching for love.

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noun [C]
1 a continuous pain which is unpleasant but not strong:
As you get older, you have all sorts of aches and pains.
I've got a dull (= slight) ache in my lower back.

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2 used in combinations with parts of the body to mean a continuous pain in the stated part:
earache/headache/toothache/backache
I've had a stomach ache all morning.

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verb [I]
My head/tooth/back aches.
I ache/I'm aching all over.
I've got one or two aching muscles after yesterday's run.

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adjective INFORMAL
I've been feeling tired and achy (= full of pains) all morning.

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