starve verb definition in Poverty and famine topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 verb: Poverty and famine topic
[intransitive, transitive] to suffer or die because you do not have enough food to eat; to make somebody suffer or die in this way The animals were left to starve to death. pictures of starving children The new job doesn't pay as much but we won't starve! starve somebody/yourself She's starving herself to try to lose weight. Many of the prisoners looked half starved.

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