Associations to the word «Starve»


STARVE, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To die; in later use especially to die slowly, waste away.
STARVE, verb. (intransitive) To die because of lack of food or of not eating.
STARVE, verb. (intransitive) To be very hungry.
STARVE, verb. (transitive) To destroy, make capitulate or at least make suffer by deprivation, notably of food.
STARVE, verb. (transitive) To deprive of nourishment.
STARVE, verb. (transitive) (British) (especially Yorkshire and Lancashire) To kill with cold.

Dictionary definition

STARVE, verb. Be hungry; go without food; "Let's eat--I'm starving!".
STARVE, verb. Die of food deprivation; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought".
STARVE, verb. Deprive of food; "They starved the prisoners".
STARVE, verb. Have a craving, appetite, or great desire for.
STARVE, verb. Deprive of a necessity and cause suffering; "he is starving her of love"; "The engine was starved of fuel".

Wise words

There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.