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Definition of starv

"starv" is probably misspelled. Trying starve instead Definition of starve

1. starve [ v ] be hungry; go without food
Examples: "Let's eat--I'm starving!"

Used in print:

(Eugene Burdick, "The Invisible Aborigine"...)

Every bone and muscle in his body showed , but he did not give the appearance of starving .

(Todhunter Ballard, The Night Riders....)

We 've been starving and I do n't like to starve '' .

We 've been starving and I do n't like to starve '' .

(Richard Tiernan, "Land of the Silver Dollar,"...)

All , of_course , except the Donner party who were bent_on starving to death .

Synonyms starve famish hunger Related Terms be_full suffer suffer hunger

2. starve [ v ] die of food deprivation
Examples: "The political prisoners starved to death" "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"

Used in print:

(Wayne D. Overholser, The Killer Marshal....)

He had seen a_few nester wagons go through the country , the families almost starving to death , but he had never seen any of them on_foot and as bad off as these two .

You 'd have starved to death if you 'd missed both places '' .

Synonyms starve famish Related Terms die

3. starve [ v ] deprive of food
Examples: "They starved the prisoners"

Used in print:

(Harold Rosenberg, "The Trial and Eichmann"...)

For almost two months , the defendant and the world heard from individuals escaped from the grave about fathers and mothers , graybeards , adolescents , babies , starved , beaten to death , strangled , machine-gunned , gassed , burned .

Synonyms starve famish Related Terms feed deprive

4. starve [ v ] deprive of a necessity and cause suffering
Examples: "he is starving her of love" "The engine was starved of fuel"

Synonyms starve Related Terms deprive

5. starve [ v ] have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

Synonyms crave starve thirst lust hunger Related Terms desire lecherousness hunger craving

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