Definition of 'starve'

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Example sentences containing 'starve'

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She spent her last years pleading for funds and food for the starving thousands. Christianity Today (2000)Presumably they will just starve or die of thirst? Times, Sunday Times (2011)What a cruel and petty argument for denying food to millions of starving people. The Sun (2011)There are people starving to death in the world. The Sun (2010)There are people starving around the globe. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the reality is that people are left starving with the poorest hit hardest. The Sun (2008)Like animals starved of food in winter they will put the more expensive sections into hibernation and keep on performing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So they have a doubly useful effect in helping you to consume less and not feel starving hungry all the time. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Emergency food aid for starving families. The Sun (2012)Its people were starving and terrified. Philip Marsden The Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian Tragedy (2007)By 9.15pm we were all starving hungry so rang to find out where it was. The Sun (2010)Yes, he enjoyed champagne and lobsters as his people starved. The Sun (2013)The people were starving, and starving people will revolt. Christina Dodd SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)Let's hope that this time he didn't leave a deprived village starving. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I'm exhausted and starving hungry. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But don't change him if he is starving hungry - let him feed first and then change him afterwards. Grunfield, Nina A Miscellany of Mother's Wisdom (1994)The Battle of the Atlantic mattered because without the convoys getting through we would have been starved of food and resources. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

Synonyms of 'starve'

die from lack of food, die from malnourishment

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Translations for 'starve'

British English: starve /stɑːv/ VERB
If people starve, they suffer greatly and may die from lack of food.
A number of the prisoners are starving.
  • American English: starve
  • Arabic: يَجُوعُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: passar fome
  • Chinese: 饿得要死
  • Croatian: gladovati
  • Czech: hladovět
  • Danish: sulte
  • Dutch: verhongeren
  • European Spanish: pasar hambre
  • Finnish: kuolla nälkään
  • French: mourir de faim
  • German: verhungern
  • Greek: λιμοκτονώ
  • Italian: morire di fame
  • Japanese: 餓死する
  • Korean: 굶어죽다
  • Norwegian: sulte
  • Polish: zagłodzić
  • European Portuguese: passar fome
  • Romanian: a muri de foame
  • Russian: голодать
  • Spanish: pasar hambre
  • Swedish: svälta
  • Thai: อดอาหาร
  • Turkish: açlıktan ölmek
  • Ukrainian: вмирати з голоду
  • Vietnamese: chết đói


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