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starve

starve

 
 
pronunciation:
starv
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part of speech: verb
inflections: starved, starves, starving
definition 1: to die or suffer from not eating and drinking.
Many settlers starved because their crops failed to grow.
definition 2: (informal) to feel a need of food; be hungry.
If you skip breakfast, you'll be starving by lunch time.
definition 3: 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.
derivation: starving (adj.)
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  • starving:
    very hungry; having no or too little food.
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