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  1. starve

    • IPA[stärv]

    美式

    • v.
      (of a person or animal) suffer severely or die from hunger;cause (a person or animal) to suffer severely or die from hunger
    • verb: starve, 3rd person present: starves, gerund or present participle: starving, past tense: starved, past participle: starved

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    • 1. (of a person or animal) suffer severely or die from hunger she left her animals to starve seven million starved to death
    • cause (a person or animal) to suffer severely or die from hunger for a while she had considered starving herself
    • informal feel very hungry I don't know about you, but I'm starving
    • force someone out of a place or into a specified state by stopping supplies of food the Royalists were starved out after eleven days German U-boats hoping to starve Britain into submission
    • deprive of something necessary the arts are being starved of funds
    • 2. archaic, dialect be freezing cold pull down that window for we are perfectly starving here
    • adj.
      lacking and strongly desiring sexual gratification: as sex-starved adolescents we preened in front of our bedroom mirrors

    Oxford Dictionary

    • adj.
      lacking and strongly desiring sexual gratification: as sex-starved adolescents we preened in front of our bedroom mirrors

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • adj.
      very poorly fed or nourished: a half-starved prisoner people with thin, half-starved bodies

    Oxford Dictionary

    • adj.
      very poorly fed; malnourished: a half-starved prisoner people with thin, half-starved bodies

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • ph.
      limit or reduce government expenditure by cutting taxes

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      limit or reduce government expenditures by cutting taxes

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[stɑːv]

    英式

    • v.
      suffer or die or cause to suffer or die from hunger: she left her animals to starve seven million starved to death

    Oxford Dictionary