Hunger-starve
Hunger-starve \Hun"ger-starve`\, v. t. To starve with hunger; to famish. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • hunger-starve — …   Useful english dictionary

  • hunger — [huŋ′gər] n. [ME < OE hungor, akin to Ger hunger < IE base * kenk , to burn, dry up > Lith kankà, pain] 1. a) the discomfort, pain, or weakness caused by a need for food b) famine; starvation 2. a desire, need, or appetite for food 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • hunger — hungeringly, adv. /hung geuhr/, n. 1. a compelling need or desire for food. 2. the painful sensation or state of weakness caused by the need of food: to collapse from hunger. 3. a shortage of food; famine. 4. a strong or compelling desire or… …   Universalium

  • starve — I. v. n. 1. Famish, perish (with hunger). 2. Lack, want, be in need. II. v. a. 1. Kill with hunger, starve to death. 2. Subdue by famine …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hunger — /ˈhʌŋgə / (say hungguh) noun 1. the painful sensation or state of exhaustion caused by need of food: to collapse from hunger. 2. a craving appetite; need for food. 3. strong or eager desire: hunger for praise. –verb (i) 4. to feel hunger; be… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hunger — hun•ger [[t]ˈhʌŋ gər[/t]] n. v. gered, ger•ing. n. 1) a compelling need or desire for food 2) the painful sensation or state of weakness caused by the need of food: to collapse from hunger[/ex] 3) a shortage of food; famine 4) a strong or… …   From formal English to slang

  • starve — verb 1》 suffer or die or cause to suffer or die from hunger.     ↘(starve someone out or into) force someone out of (a place) or into (a specified state) by starving them.     ↘(usu. be starved of or US for) deprive of.     ↘(be starving or… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Starve — (st[aum]rv), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Starved} (st[aum]rvd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Starving}.] [OE. sterven to die, AS. steorfan; akin to D. sterven, G. sterben, OHG. sterban, Icel. starf labor, toil.] 1. To die; to perish. [Obs., except in the sense of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • starve — O.E. steorfan to die (pt. stearf, pp. storfen), from P.Gmc. *sterban be stiff (Cf. O.Fris. sterva, Du. sterven, O.H.G. sterban to die, O.N. stjarfi tetanus ), from PIE root *ster stiff, rigid (Cf. Gk …   Etymology dictionary

  • Starve — Starve, v. t. 1. To destroy with cold. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] From beds of raging fire, to starve in ice Their soft ethereal warmth. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To kill with hunger; as, maliciously to starve a man is, in law, murder. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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