As a verb crave
is to desire strongly, so as to satisfy an appetite; to long or yearn for.
As a noun crake is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To desire strongly, so as to satisfy an appetite; to long or yearn for.
* Edmund Gurney
- I know I should diet more, but every afternoon I crave a soda so I have one.
To ask for earnestly.
- His path is one that eminently craves weary walking.
- I humbly crave your indulgence to read this letter until the end.
* Bible, Mark xv. 43
- I crave your honour's pardon.
- Joseph went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
From (etyl) , itself onomatopoeic.
Any of several birds of the family Rallidae that have short bills.
* Baillon's crake
* brown crake
* Colombian crake
* water crake
To cry out harshly and loudly, like a crake.
(obsolete) A crack; a boast.
(obsolete) To boast; to speak loudly and boastfully.
* The Mirror for Magistrates
- Each man may crake of that which was his own.