starve


starve
01. Many people in North Korea [starved] to death during the famine there.
02. A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it [starves] to death.
03. Apparently, if an insect chews on gum, its jaws will stick together, and it will [starve] to death.
04. Singer Karen Carpenter had an eating disorder and wouldn't eat and eventually [starved] herself to death.
05. After playing tennis all morning, we were really [starved].
06. They just seem to ignore their daughter, so she is totally [starved] for attention.
07. With this year's heavy snowfall, local deer can't find food, and will [starve] if something isn't done to feed them.
08. Over 500 people have died of [starvation] since the beginning of the year in my homeland.
09. Approximately 3000 people will [starve] to death somewhere in the world in the time it takes to complete this class.
10. My mother always told me to finish everything on my plate because there are so many [starving] people in the world.
11. She left her apartment for a week with her pet canary inside without food, and the poor thing died of [starvation].
12. Benjamin Harris once said, "I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will [starve] in the process. "
13. There is a Korean proverb which observes that if you [starve] for three days, there is no thought that does not invade your imagination.
14. John Naisbitt once remarked that we are drowning in information, but [starved] for knowledge.
15. Ben Bova once suggested that feeding the [starving] poor only increases their number.
16. If Americans ate 10 percent less meat, the savings in grains would feed 60 million people, which is the number of people who [starve] worldwide each year.
17. A person who is lost in the woods, and [starving] can survive by chewing on his shoes; leather has enough nutritional value to keep someone alive for a short time.
18. While awake, hummingbirds must eat at least every 30 minutes or they will [starve] to death.
19. Let's go get something to eat; I'm [starving]!
20. Millions of workers died of [starvation], disease, and exhaustion during the building of the Great Wall of China.
21. In the 1930s, the Nazis began murdering physically and mentally disabled people by gas, lethal injection and forced [starvation].

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  • starve — S3 [sta:v US sta:rv] v [: Old English; Origin: steorfan to die ] 1.) to suffer or die because you do not have enough to eat ▪ Thousands of people will starve if food doesn t reach the city. ▪ pictures of starving children ▪ They ll either die… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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

  • starve — [ starv ] verb * intransitive to suffer or die because there is not enough food: There are people out there who are starving because of your actions. a. transitive to make someone suffer or die by preventing them from having enough food: They… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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 — [stärv] vi. starved, starving [ME sterven < OE steorfan, to die, perish, akin to Ger sterben: see START] 1. a) to die from lack of food b) to suffer or become weak from hunger c) Informal to be ravenously hungry …   English World dictionary

  • starve — UK US /stɑːv/ verb [T, often passive] ► if a company, etc. is starved of something necessary or good, it does not receive enough of it: starve sth of sth »His predecessor in the job had starved the business of capital investment. be starved… …   Financial and business terms

  • starve — starve; starve·ling; …   English syllables

  • starve — ► VERB 1) suffer or die from hunger. 2) cause to starve. 3) (be starving or starved) informal feel very hungry. 4) (be starved of or US for) be deprived of. DERIVA …   English terms dictionary

  • starve — v. 1) (D; tr.) to starve into (to starve smb. into submission) 2) (misc.) to starve to death; to starve oneself to death * * * [stɑːv] to starve oneself to death (misc.) to starve to death (D;tr.) to starve into (to starve smb. into submission) …   Combinatory dictionary