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1. starve

verb. ['?stɑ?rv'] be hungry; go without food.

Synonyms

  • hunger
  • famish
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • be well
  • birth
  • arrive
  • start

Etymology

  • sterven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • steorfan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Starve

  • marv
  • harve
  • harv
  • farve
  • carve

Example sentences of the word starve


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Infants who starve might never develop proper brain function.

2. Verb, base form
Wet, soggy soil can starve a plant of oxygen and effectively drown it.

Quotes containing the word starve


1. District 12: Where you can starve to death in safety.
- Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

2. I have been used to consider poetry as "the food of love"said Darcy."Of a fine, stout, healthy love it may. Everything nourishes what isstrong already. But if it be only a slight, thin sort of inclination, Iam convinced that one good sonnet will starve it entirely away.
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

3. To wisely live your life, you don't need to know muchJust remember two main rules for the beginning:You better starve, than eat whateverAnd better be alone, than with whoever.
- Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat

2. starve

verb. ['?stɑ?rv'] die of food deprivation.

Synonyms

  • exit
  • pop off
  • conk
  • expire
  • die
  • pass
  • pass away
  • perish
  • drop dead
  • croak
  • give-up the ghost
  • go
  • decease
  • buy the farm
  • kick the bucket
  • cash in one's chips
  • choke
  • famish

Antonyms

  • survive
  • log in
  • dock
  • get on

Etymology

  • sterven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • steorfan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. starve

verb. ['?stɑ?rv'] deprive of food.

Synonyms

  • hunger
  • famish

Antonyms

  • come
  • file in
  • enter

Etymology

  • sterven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • steorfan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. starve

verb. ['?stɑ?rv'] deprive of a necessity and cause suffering.

Synonyms

  • deprive

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • hop on

Etymology

  • sterven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • steorfan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. starve

verb. ['?stɑ?rv'] have a craving, appetite, or great desire for.

Synonyms

  • want
  • thirst
  • crave
  • lust
  • hunger

Antonyms

  • continue
  • function
  • stay
  • enjoy

Etymology

  • sterven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • steorfan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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