World English Dictionary
starve (stɑːv)
vb (foll by of or for) (foll by into)
1.  to die or cause to die from lack of food
2.  to deprive (a person or animal) or (of a person, etc) to be deprived of food
3.  informal (intr) to be very hungry
4.  to deprive or be deprived (of something necessary), esp so as to cause suffering or malfunctioning: the engine was starved of fuel
5.  to bring (to) a specified condition by starving: to starve someone into submission
6.  archaic to be or cause to be extremely cold
[Old English steorfan to die; related to Old Frisian sterva to die, Old High German sterban to die]

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