"yen" in the noun sense
1. hankering, yen
a yearning for something or to do something
the basic unit of money in Japan equal to 100 sen
"yen" in the verb sense
1. ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish
have a desire for something or someone who is not present
"She ached for a cigarette"
"I am pining for my lover"
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