Definition of 'covet'
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It was the job he coveted for so long and came to regard as his right. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Their respective boards have long coveted a tie-up. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was treasured, but it was also coveted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has always been coveted. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Its portfolio of big fields in Africa has long been coveted by larger rivals but its share price was seen as prohibitively high. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He has long coveted LaSalle, and he will not give up without an almighty fight. Times, Sunday Times (2007)China's ambitious oil companies have long coveted Russian oil assets but have failed to make significant investments. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Coaching made me realise that I didn't covet the top job. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The big US gaming groups have long coveted a foothold in Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2007)For MBA hopefuls who covet a job in investment banking or financial services, the news is not encouraging. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Used Occasionally. covet is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'covet'
British English: covet VERB
If you covet something, you strongly want to have it for yourself.
She coveted his job so openly that conversations between them were tense.
Definition of covet from the Collins English Dictionary
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