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She has been held intermittently in solidarity confinement and went on hunger strike last year. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It looked as if a side with hunger and desire to shake off the nearly men tag had emerged. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One thing you have to possess above all else is a real hunger and desire to still do the job. The Sun (2016)The sharpness with which he took both goals showed the hunger and desire which made him an almighty force was back. The Sun (2016)Last week she began a hunger strike but ended it on Friday after an emergency visit from her family. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At her mother's pleading, she agreed to suspend her hunger strike. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They all had reflux, so were all constantly screaming in pain and hunger, throwing up and having to be fed again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What happened last year could be a blessing in disguise'There is a lot of hunger and desire to get the club in the Prem. The Sun (2017)Their desire and hunger to become international cricketers is second to none. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Or is hunger an acute pain to be ignored or feared? Bloom, Carol & Gitter, Andrea (contributor) & Gutwill, Susan (contributor) & Kogel, Laura (contributor) & Zaphiropoulos, Lela (contributor) Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model (1994)They help take away hunger and add lots of nutrients and super nutrients. The Sun (2012)They can talk all they like about having the hunger for success. The Sun (2014)And all the while their hunger gets worse and worse. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The acid test of insufficient food is hunger. The Sun (2016)Watching celebs suffer from hunger and lack of home comforts is somehow really entertaining. The Sun (2012)One has gone on a hunger strike. The Sun (2009)Therefore they can provoke as much hunger as any other food. Lutzner, Dr Helmut Successful Fasting -the easy way to cleanse your body of its poisons (1990)You may possibly feel some hunger pangs. Lutzner, Dr Helmut Successful Fasting -the easy way to cleanse your body of its poisons (1990)You need a hunger to be successful. The Sun (2010)It should be noted that appetite or hunger are not necessarily a desire for food. Lutzner, Dr Helmut Successful Fasting -the easy way to cleanse your body of its poisons (1990)The main cause of hunger today is lack of access to food. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The hunger and desire were there for all to see. The Sun (2009)He will not use oil and will eat as much as he wants to avoid hunger pains. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It helps to curb hunger for four hours. The Sun (2006)The key to their success is hunger. The Sun (2012)That is not to say that he lacks hunger. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This means it is another good food for keeping hunger at bay while being nourishing and not causing bloating. The Sun (2012)They were having a laugh and a joke but there is still a serious hunger to get back in the studio. The Sun (2008)Hunger is a great language instructor. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There's a growing hunger for something new. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But after a few days, boredom, hunger pangs and cravings get the better of you. The Sun (2012)

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British English: hunger /ˈhʌŋɡə/ NOUN
Hunger is the feeling of weakness or discomfort that you get when you need something to eat.
Hunger is the body's signal that you need to eat.
  • American English: hunger
  • Arabic: جُوعٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: fome
  • Chinese: 饥饿
  • Croatian: glad
  • Czech: hlad
  • Danish: sult
  • Dutch: honger
  • European Spanish: hambre
  • Finnish: nälkä
  • French: faim
  • German: Hunger
  • Greek: πείνα
  • Italian: fame
  • Japanese: 空腹
  • Korean: 굶주림
  • Norwegian: sult
  • Polish: głód
  • European Portuguese: fome
  • Romanian: foame
  • Russian: голод
  • Latin American Spanish: hambre
  • Swedish: hunger
  • Thai: ความหิว
  • Turkish: açlık
  • Ukrainian: голод
  • Vietnamese: sự đói
British English: hunger VERB
If you say that someone hungers for something or hungers after it, you are emphasizing that they want it very much.
But he was not eager for classroom learning. He hungered for adventure.
  • American English: hunger
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ansiar
  • Chinese: 渴望
  • European Spanish: ansiar
  • French: être avide
  • German: hungern nach
  • Italian: smaniare
  • Japanese: 切望する
  • Korean: 갈망하다
  • European Portuguese: ansiar
  • Latin American Spanish: ansiar

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