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|part of speech:
||starves, starving, starved
||to die or suffer from not eating and drinking.
Many settlers starved because their crops failed to grow.
||(informal) to feel a need of food; be hungry.
If you skip breakfast, you'll be starving by lunch time.
||to feel a great desire for something one has not had or been given (usually followed by "for").
She was starving for her father's attention.