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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 han·ker /ˈhæŋkɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Han·ker v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hankered p. pr. & vb. n. Hankering.]
 1. To long (for) with a keen appetite and uneasiness; to have a vehement desire; -- usually with for or after; as, to hanker after fruit; to hanker after the diversions of the town.
    He was hankering to join his friend.   --J. A. Symonds.
 2. To linger in expectation or with desire.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : desire strongly or persistently [syn: long, yearn]