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English verb: starve

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


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


Synonymsfamish, hunger


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


Broader (hypernym)hurt, suffer


Antonymsbe full

2. starve (consumption) die of food deprivation


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


Synonymsfamish


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

3. starve (consumption) deprive of food


SamplesThey starved the prisoners.


Synonymsfamish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)deprive


Causefamish, hunger, starve


Verb groupstarve


Antonymsfeed, give

4. starve (consumption) have a craving, appetite, or great desire for


Synonymscrave, hunger, lust, thirst


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)desire, want

5. starve (consumption) deprive of a necessity and cause suffering


SamplesHe is starving her of love.
The engine was starved of fuel.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)deprive


Verb groupfamish, starve









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