HyperDic: famish

English > 3 senses of the word famish:
VERBconsumptionfamish, starve, hungerbe hungry
consumptionfamish, starvedeprive of food
consumptionfamish, starvedie of food deprivation
English > famish: 3 senses > verb 1, consumption
MeaningBe hungry; go without food.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsstarve, hunger
Caused bystarve, famishdeprive of food
Broadersuffer, hurtFeel pain or be in pain
Oppositebe fullBe sated, have enough to eat
English > famish: 3 senses > verb 2, consumption
Meaningdeprive of food.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Cause tostarve, hunger, famishBe hungry
BroaderdepriveKeep from having, keeping, or obtaining
Oppositefeed, giveGive food to
Similar tostarvedeprive of a necessity and cause suffering
Spanishhacer pasar hambre, privar de comida
Catalanfer passar fam, privar de menjar
English > famish: 3 senses > verb 3, consumption
Meaningdie of food deprivation.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
Broaderdie, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff itPass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain / sustain life
Spanishmorir de inanición

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