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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.


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.


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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