Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To kill by or die of hunger; famish.

Part of speech: verb

To perish or cause to perish or fail by privation; stunt; dwarf; as, to starve the mind.

Part of speech: verb

To kill or perish with cold.

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Usage examples "starve":

  1. I will not starve while men fight." - "White Queen of the Cannibals: The Story of Mary Slessor", A. J. Bueltmann.
  2. If I owned cattle, do you think I'd sit in the house and watch them starve through the winter?" - "The Lure of the Dim Trails", by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower.
  3. Some advised taking the town by storm and others maintained that they should besiege it and starve the people to submission. - "The Golden Age in Transylvania", Mór Jókai.