starve, hunger, famish(verb)
be hungry; go without food
"Let's eat--I'm starving!"
die of food deprivation
"The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
deprive of food
"They starved the prisoners"
crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lust(verb)
have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
deprive of a necessity and cause suffering
"he is starving her of love"; "The engine was starved of fuel"
To die; in later use especially to die slowly, waste away.
To die because of lack of food or of not eating.
To be very hungry.
Hey, ma, I'm starving!
To destroy, make capitulate or at least make suffer by deprivation, notably of food
To deprive of nourishment.
They starved the child until it withered away.
To kill with cold.
I was half starved waiting out in that wind.
Origin: From sterven, from steorfan. Cognate with staarven, Dutch sterven, German sterben, Albanian shterp.
to die; to perish
to perish with hunger; to suffer extreme hunger or want; to be very indigent
to perish or die with cold
to destroy with cold
to kill with hunger; as, maliciously to starve a man is, in law, murder
to distress or subdue by famine; as, to starvea garrison into a surrender
to destroy by want of any kind; as, to starve plans by depriving them of proper light and air
to deprive of force or vigor; to disable
Origin: [OE. sterven to die, AS. steorfan; akin to D. sterven, G. sterben, OHG. sterban, Icel. starf labor, toil.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stärv, v.i. to die of hunger or cold: to suffer extreme hunger or want: to be in want of anything necessary, to deteriorate for want of anything essential.—v.t. to kill with hunger or cold: to destroy by want: to deprive of power.—n. Starvā′tion, act of starving: state of being starved.—adj. Starve′ling, hungry: lean: weak.—n. a thin, weak, pining animal or plant. [A.S. steorfan, to die; Dut. sterven, Ger. sterben, to die.]
The numerical value of starve in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of starve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Feed a fever, starve a cold. Lightly sup with rickets.
There are no jobs, even the food is hard to get, if I go back to Zimbabwe I will starve.
Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
They leave the infants out in the middle of the forest to starve to death or get eaten by wild animals, others strangle them or throw them in the septic tank.
Brokers told our relatives to send the money and beat us when we were on the phone. They're very bad people, there's little to eat here. Some people starve. Many are sick.
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Translations for starve
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- مات جوعًاArabic
- verhungern, aushungernGerman
- nääntyä, näännyttää, nälkiinnyttää, nälkä, [[kuolla]] [[nälkäFinnish
- être affamé, affamer, [[mourir]] de [[faim]]French
- éheztet, éhenhal, éhezikHungarian
- 飢えさせる, 餓死, 飢えるJapanese
- whakatiki, whakapuangoMāori
- uithongeren, [[sterven]] [[van]] [[de]] [[honger]], verhongeren, rammelenDutch
- fome, estar, faminto, morrendo, de, esfomear, morrerPortuguese
- изголодаться, чахнуть, [[умирать]] [[от]] [[голод, голодать, [[морить]] [[голод, проголодатьсяRussian
- utsvulten, svälta, svultenSwedish
- చప్పిడికూడు, ఆకలిచావు, ఘోరకలిTelugu
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