Definition of starch verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

starch

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//stɑːtʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stɑːrtʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they starch
BrE BrE//stɑːtʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stɑːrtʃ//
 
he / she / it starches
BrE BrE//ˈstɑːtʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːrtʃɪz//
 
past simple starched
BrE BrE//stɑːtʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stɑːrtʃt//
 
past participle starched
BrE BrE//stɑːtʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stɑːrtʃt//
 
-ing form starching
BrE BrE//ˈstɑːtʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːrtʃɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] starch something to make clothes, sheets, etc. stiff using starch a starched white shirt Word Origin Old English (recorded only in the past participle sterced ‘stiffened’), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch sterken, German stärken ‘strengthen’, also to stark.
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