Starve

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Definition

to starve: to suffer or die from hunger; to deprive of food
verb
-Why are you starving yourself? -I want to lose weight.

starvation: hunger, famishment, lack of food
noun
There are many people in the world who die of starvation.

I'm starving!: I'm really hungry! I need food! I am famished!
idiom

to starve to death: to die of malnutrition, hunger, lack of food
idiom
Pronunciation examples
UK: I haven't eaten since yesterday and I'm starving.
US: There are many people in the world who die of starvation.
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Examples

  • "The crops have failed, the cows are as skinny as a supermodel, and I'm starving."
  • "Perhaps you will even be lucky enough to see the ghost of the little boy who starved to death in the dungeon."
  • "Do I need to remind you about the starving children in the third world?"
  • "Literally starving."
  • "We're practically saving them from starvation."

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