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Learner's definition of NEED  
[+ object]  : to be in a condition or situation in which you must have (something) : to require (something) — often used of things
[+ object] 
— used to say that some action is necessary — usually followed by to + verb
   b  — used to say that it is important and necessary for someone to do something — followed by to + verb
[modal verb] 
◊ The modal verb need is used especially in British English. In U.S. English, it is commonly used in phrases like need not apply and need I say more.
— used to say that something is necessary — usually used in negative statements and in questions for which the answer is assumed by the speaker to be “no”

need no introduction

— see introduction
Learner's definition of NEED  
: a situation in which someone or something must do or have something
— see also a crying need at crying
[count]  : something that a person must have : something that is needed in order to live or succeed or be happy — usually plural
— see also special needs
[count]  : a strong feeling that you must have or do something
[noncount]  : a situation in which people do not have things that they need
— see also a friend in need is a friend indeed at friend

if need be

: if something becomes necessary

in need of

— used to say that someone or something needs to have something

no need

— used to say that something is not necessary — often followed by to + verb — often + for
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