wish for; have a desire for
require; be in need of; lack
lack or insufficiency of sth
"there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"
"water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"
"for want of a nail the shoe was lost"
"he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"
"I tried to supply his wants"
"he got his wish"
"he was above all wishing and desire"
"I want to go home now"
"I want my own room"
"This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
"Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"
"Uncle Sam wants you"
"I want you here at noon!"
"want the strength to go on living"
"flood victims wanting food and shelter"
The Highlands..are still more impracticable, from the want of road and bridges.
He..does not want resolution, but it is mixed with too much obstinacy.
出自： L. Namier
What do you want for more money for?You're earning good pay as it is!
你为何还要更多的钱?你现在的工资就不少了! want sb/sth for sb/sth
I want you for my wife, will you marry me?
What do you want more money for?
Two men are wanted for special duties.
需要两人去执行特殊的任务。 want sb for sth
Doesn't he look like that man who's wanted for the jewel robbery?
It's better to be wanted for murder than not to be wanted at all.
Open the door, will you?The cat wants in.
把门打开好吗?猫要进来。 want sb ⇔ in
Mother wants the doctor in, but I don't think it's as serious as that.
母亲希望把医生请来,不过我认为病情并不那么严重。 want in
I talked with him about our plan, and he wanted in.
误 He offered me some cakes, saying,“Do you want?They're hot from the oven.”
正 He offered me some cakes, saying,“Do you want any?They're hot from the oven.”
析 表示“某人想要某物”时, want为及物动词,其后须接宾语。
误 This coat wants to wash.
正 This coat wants washing.
正 This coat wants to be washed.
析 表示“某物需要处理”时,可用主动形式的动名词(want+ v -ing)形式,在意义上也可用被动形式的动词不定式(want+to- v )。
误 I was wanting your opinion.
正 I want your opinion.
误 She has never wanted of money.
正 She has never wanted for money.
析 表示“(不)缺乏什么东西”,一般可说(not) want for sth,介词用for,不用of。
误 She wanted marrying a rich merchant.
正 She wanted to marry a rich merchant.
析 表示“某人想做某事”时, want是及物动词,接动词不定式短语作宾语,而不能用动名词作want的宾语。
误 The child has a long list of want.
正 The child has a long list of wants.
误 To visit your country is my long-felt wants.
正 To visit your country is my long-felt want.
误 Many people live for want.
正 Many people live in want.
析 表示“生活困难”“穷困”可以说in want,其中介词in不可改为for。
误 Our car was useless in want of petrol.
正 Our car was useless for want of petrol.
析 表示“由于缺乏”“因为缺乏”可以用for want of〔through want of,from want of〕,而in want of是“需要”的意思。