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starve

 (stärv)
v. starved, starv·ing, starves
v.intr.
1. To suffer or die from extreme or prolonged lack of food.
2. Informal To be hungry.
3. To suffer from deprivation: a puppy starving for attention.
4. Archaic To suffer or die from cold.
v.tr.
1. To cause to starve.
2. To force to a specified state by starving: starved the town into submission.

[Middle English sterven, to die, from Old English steorfan; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

starve

(stɑːv)
vb
1. (Biology) to die or cause to die from lack of food
2. to deprive (a person or animal) or (of a person, etc) to be deprived of food
3. (intr) informal to be very hungry
4. (foll by: of or for) to deprive or be deprived (of something necessary), esp so as to cause suffering or malfunctioning: the engine was starved of fuel.
5. (foll by: into) to bring (to) a specified condition by starving: to starve someone into submission.
6. archaic to be or cause to be extremely cold
[Old English steorfan to die; related to Old Frisian sterva to die, Old High German sterban to die]
ˈstarver n

starve

(stɑrv)

v. starved, starv•ing. v.i.
1. to weaken, waste, or die from lack of food.
2. to be extremely hungry: When do we eat? I'm starving.
3. to feel a strong need or desire: a child starving for affection.
4. Chiefly Brit. Dial. to perish or suffer extremely from cold.
5. Obs. to die.
v.t.
6. to cause to starve; kill, weaken, or reduce by lack of food.
7. to subdue, or force to some condition or action, by hunger.
8. to cause to suffer for lack of something needed or craved.
9. Chiefly Brit. Dial. to cause to perish, or to suffer extremely, from cold.
[before 1000; Old English steorfan to die, c. Old Frisian sterva, Old Saxon, Old High German sterban]

starve


Past participle: starved
Gerund: starving

Imperative
starve
starve
Present
I starve
you starve
he/she/it starves
we starve
you starve
they starve
Preterite
I starved
you starved
he/she/it starved
we starved
you starved
they starved
Present Continuous
I am starving
you are starving
he/she/it is starving
we are starving
you are starving
they are starving
Present Perfect
I have starved
you have starved
he/she/it has starved
we have starved
you have starved
they have starved
Past Continuous
I was starving
you were starving
he/she/it was starving
we were starving
you were starving
they were starving
Past Perfect
I had starved
you had starved
he/she/it had starved
we had starved
you had starved
they had starved
Future
I will starve
you will starve
he/she/it will starve
we will starve
you will starve
they will starve
Future Perfect
I will have starved
you will have starved
he/she/it will have starved
we will have starved
you will have starved
they will have starved
Future Continuous
I will be starving
you will be starving
he/she/it will be starving
we will be starving
you will be starving
they will be starving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been starving
you have been starving
he/she/it has been starving
we have been starving
you have been starving
they have been starving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been starving
you will have been starving
he/she/it will have been starving
we will have been starving
you will have been starving
they will have been starving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been starving
you had been starving
he/she/it had been starving
we had been starving
you had been starving
they had been starving
Conditional
I would starve
you would starve
he/she/it would starve
we would starve
you would starve
they would starve
Past Conditional
I would have starved
you would have starved
he/she/it would have starved
we would have starved
you would have starved
they would have starved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.starve - be hungry; go without food; "Let's eat--I'm starving!"
suffer, hurt - feel pain or be in pain
be full - be sated, have enough to eat; "I'm full--don't give me any more beans, please"
2.starve - die of food deprivation; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
croak, decease, die, drop dead, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, give-up the ghost, kick the bucket, pass away, perish, snuff it, pop off, expire, conk, exit, choke, go, pass - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
3.starve - deprive of food; "They starved the prisoners"
starve - deprive of a necessity and cause suffering; "he is starving her of love"; "The engine was starved of fuel"
deprive - keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
feed, give - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
4.starve - have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
desire, want - feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"
5.starve - deprive of a necessity and cause suffering; "he is starving her of love"; "The engine was starved of fuel"
famish, starve - deprive of food; "They starved the prisoners"
deprive - keep from having, keeping, or obtaining

starve

verb
1. die from lack of food, die from malnourishment A number of the prisoners we saw are starving.
2. deprive, strip, rob, dispossess, divest The electricity industry is not the only one to be starved of investment.
Translations
يَجوعيَجُوعُيَموتُ جوعا
hladovětumřít/trápit hladem
sultehundesultenlade sulte
kuolla nälkäännäännyttäänääntyänälkä
gladovati
éhen haléhezik
sveltavera glorhungraîur
餓死する
굶어죽다
badautibadavimasmarinti badumirti badumirti iš bado
būt badāciest badumirt/nomērdēt badā
hladovaťumierať od hladu
stradati
svälta
อดอาหาร
açlıktan midesi kazınmakaçlıktan öl mekaçlıktan ölmekçok acıkmak
chết đói

starve

[stɑːv]
A. VT
1. (= deprive of food) → privar de comida
to starve sb to deathhacer que algn muera de hambre
to starve a town into surrenderimpedir la entrada de alimentos a una ciudad hasta que se rinda
2. (= deprive) to starve sb of sthprivar a algn de algo
to be starved of affectionestar privado de afecto
B. VI (= lack food) → pasar hambre, padecer hambre; (= die) → morir(se) de hambre
to starve to deathmorirse de hambre
I'm starving!estoy muerto de hambre
starve out VT + ADV to starve a garrison outhacer que una guarnición se rinda por hambre

starve

[ˈstɑːrv]
vi (= die of hunger) → mourir de faim (= be malnourished) → mourir de faim
People were literally starving → Les gens mouraient littéralement de faim.
to starve to death → mourir de faim
vt
(= not feed) → affamer
to starve o.s. to death → se laisser mourir de faim
(= deprive) to be starved of sth [+ investment, choice] → manquer cruellement de qch; [+ affection] → être sevré(e) de qch
The coal industry had been starved of investment → L'industrie du charbon manquait cruellement d'investissement.

starve

vt
(= deprive of food)hungern lassen; (also starve out)aushungern; (= kill: also starve to death) → verhungern lassen, hungers sterben lassen (geh); to starve oneselfhungern; to starve a town into surrendereine Stadt durch Aushungern zur Kapitulation zwingen; I’m starved (inf)ich habnen Mordshunger (inf); he starved his way through collegeer hat sich (dat)das Studium vom Mund abgespart
(fig) to starve somebody of somethingjdm etw vorenthalten or verweigern; to be starved of oxygenSauerstoffmangel haben; to be starved of capital/graduatesan akutem Kapital-/Akademikermangel leiden; to be starved of affectionzu wenig Zuneigung erfahren, an Liebesentzug leiden
vihungern; (= die: also starve to death) → verhungern; I’m starving (inf)ich habnen Mordshunger (inf); you must be starving!du musst doch halb verhungert sein! (inf); to starve for something (fig)nach etw hungern

starve

[stɑːv]
1. vtfar patire la fame a, affamare
to starve sb to death → far morire qn di fame
to starve o.s. → lasciarsi morire di fame
to starve sb into submission → prendere qn per fame
to be starved of affection → soffrire per mancanza di affetto
2. vi (lack food) → soffrire la fame
to starve (to death) → morire di fame
I'm starving! (fam) → sto morendo di fame!

starve

(staːv) verb
1. to (cause to) die, or suffer greatly, from hunger. In the drought, many people and animals starved (to death); They were accused of starving their prisoners.
2. to be very hungry. Can't we have supper now? I'm starving.
starˈvation noun
a starving state. They died of starvation.

starve

يَجُوعُ hladovět sulte verhungern λιμοκτονώ pasar hambre kuolla nälkään mourir de faim gladovati morire di fame 餓死する 굶어죽다 verhongeren sulte zagłodzić passar fome голодать svälta อดอาหาร açlıktan ölmek chết đói 饿得要死

starve

v. pasar hambre, privar de alimentos.

starve

vi pasar hambre; morir de hambre; vt privar de comida
References in classic literature ?
In the meanwhile you will not starve, as you have plenty of supplies.
Better so than left to starve in the wilderness," returned the scout; "and they will leave a wider trail.
You know that's true, and if the horses don't work we must starve, and I and my children have known what that is before now.
The slave-owner can whip his refractory slave to death,--the capitalist can starve him to death.
Bonaparte may talk of the three-o'clock-in-the-morning courage, but it is nothing to the courage which can sit down cheerfully at this hour in the afternoon over against one's self whom you have known all the morning, to starve out a garrison to whom you are bound by such strong ties of sympathy.
The truth was, the nation as a body was in the world for one object, and one only: to grovel before king and Church and noble; to slave for them, sweat blood for them, starve that they might be fed, work that they might play, drink misery to the dregs that they might be happy, go naked that they might wear silks and jewels, pay taxes that they might be spared from pay- ing them, be familiar all their lives with the degrading language and postures of adulation that they might walk in pride and think themselves the gods of this world.
No," said the prince, "not a man of them shall escape alive; you yourselves shall go with your children into houseless and friendless banishment; but that you may not starve I grant you this one grace, that each woman may bear with her from this place as much of her most valuable property as she is able to carry.
Not tramps, - no, the other sort - the sort that will starve before they will beg - honest square people out of work.
Our parents could have made themselves comfortable by exhibiting us as a show, and they had many and large offers; but the thought revolted their pride, and they said they would starve and die first.
Here was a re- cently-converted man, holding on upon the mother, and at the same time turning out her helpless child, to starve and die
Oh, madam, when you put bread and cheese, instead of burnt porridge, into these children's mouths, you may indeed feed their vile bodies, but you little think how you starve their immortal souls
The roof has been kept whole hitherto; but as the clergyman's stipend is only twenty pounds per annum, and a house with two rooms, threatening speedily to determine into one, no clergyman will undertake the duties of pastor: especially as it is currently reported that his flock would rather let him starve than increase the living by one penny from their own pockets.