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English verb: famish

1. famish (consumption) be hungry; go without food


SamplesLet's eat--I'm starving!.


Synonymshunger, starve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)hurt, suffer


Antonymsbe full

2. famish (consumption) deprive of food


SamplesThey starved the prisoners.


Synonymsstarve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)deprive


Causefamish, hunger, starve


Verb groupstarve


Antonymsfeed, give

3. famish (consumption) die of food deprivation


SamplesThe political prisoners starved to death.
Many famished in the countryside during the drought.


Synonymsstarve


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it









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