Meaning of PINE in English


v.intr. 1 (often foll. by away) decline or waste away, esp. from grief, disease, etc. 2 (usu. foll. by for, after, or to + infin.) long eagerly; yearn.

[ OE pinian, rel. to obs. E pine punishment, f. Gmc f. med.L pena, L poena ]

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