starve

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Plain form
starve

Third-person singular
starves

Past tense
starved

Past participle
starved

Present participle
starving

  1. (transitive & intransitive) When you starve, you die from not having enough food.
    Many people starved in this earthquake as there was not enough food available.
    She wanted to be thin and she ended up starving herself to death.
  2. (intransitive) When you are starving, you are very hungry.
    I didn't eat my breakfast and now I'm starving.