need


need
I
n.

1) to create a need

2) to feel a need

3) to fill, meet, obviate a need

4) to satisfy a need

5) to minister to smb.'s needs

6) an acute, crying, desperate, dire, pressing, urgent need

7) a basic, fundamental; biological; emotional, psychological; personal; physical; physiological; spiritual; unfulfilled, unmet; universal need

8) bodily; emergency; material needs

9) a need for (there is no need for violence)

10) a need to + inf. (there was a pressing need to act immediately; there was no need for you to go)

11) in need (to live in dire need; badly in need)

12) in need of (in crying need of food)

USAGE NOTE: The sentence she needn't have gone implies that she did go (though there was no need for her to go). The sentence she didn't need to go does not indicate if she went or not.
II
v.

1) to need badly, desperately, sorely

2) (E) we all need to work

3) (F; in neg. and occ. in interrogative sentences) she need not work; or: she doesn't need to work; need she go? or: does she need to go?

4) (G) the house needs painting

* * *
[niːd]
biological
crying
desperately
dire
emotional
material needs
obviate a need
or: she doesn't need to work
personal
physical
physiological
pressing
psychological
sorely
spiritual
unfulfilled
universal need
unmet
urgent need
need she go? or: does she need to go?
(E) we all need to work
(F; in neg. and occ. in interrogative sentences) she need not work
(G) the house needs painting
a basic
an acute
bodily
to create a need
to feel a need
to fill
to minister to smb. 's needs
to satisfy a need
to need badly
in need of (USAGE NOTE: The sentence she needn't have gone implies that she did go (though there was no need for her to go) . The sentence she didn't need to go does not indicate if she went or not.; in crying need of food)
a need for (there is no need for violence)
a need to + inf. (there was a pressing need to act immediately; there was no need for you to go)
in need (to live in dire need; badly in need)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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