HyperDic: starve

English > 5 senses of the word starve:
VERBconsumptionstarve, hunger, famishbe hungry
consumptionstarve, famishdie of food deprivation
consumptionstarve, famishdeprive of food
consumptionstarve, crave, hunger, thirst, lusthave a craving, appetite, or great desire for
consumptionstarvedeprive of a necessity and cause suffering
starve > pronunciation
Soundsstaa'rv
Rhymescarve
English > starve: 5 senses > verb 1, consumption
MeaningBe hungry; go without food.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymshunger, famish
Caused bystarve, famishdeprive of food
Broadersuffer, hurtFeel pain or be in pain
Oppositebe fullBe sated, have enough to eat
Nounsstarvationa state of extreme / extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period
English > starve: 5 senses > verb 2, consumption
Meaningdie of food deprivation.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"The political prisoners starved to death"
Synonymfamish
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
English > starve: 5 senses > verb 3, consumption
Meaningdeprive of food.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"They starved the prisoners"
Synonymfamish
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
Nounsstarvation, starvingthe act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine
English > starve: 5 senses > verb 4, consumption
MeaningHave a craving, appetite, or great desire for.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymscrave, hunger, thirst, lust
Broaderdesire, wantFeel or have a desire for
Spanishambicionar, anhelar, ansiar, desear
Catalanambicionar, anhelar, ansiar, cobejar, delejar, sospirar per
English > starve: 5 senses > verb 5, consumption
Meaningdeprive of a necessity and cause suffering.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example "The engine was starved of fuel"
BroaderdepriveKeep from having, keeping, or obtaining
Similar tostarve, famishdeprive of food

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