want for

want for
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "want for":
present tense I/you/we/they want for he/she/it wants for present participle wanting for past tense wanted for past participle wanted for
a) want for something to not have everything that you need

She will want for money, now that she has lost her job.

b) want for nothing
formal to have everything that you need

I have always tried to make sure that my children want for nothing.


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