- [verb] be hungry; go without food; "Let's eat
Synonyms: hunger, famish
- [verb] die of food deprivation; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
- [verb] deprive of food; "They starved the prisoners"
- [verb] have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
Synonyms: crave, hunger, thirst, lust
- [verb] deprive of a necessity and cause suffering; "he is starving her of love"; "The engine was starved of fuel"