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starve

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starve/ˈstɑɚv/verb
starvesstarvedstarving
starve
/ˈstɑɚv/
verb
starvesstarvedstarving
Learner's definition of STARVE  
[no object] : to suffer or die from lack of food: to suffer extreme hunger
[+ object] : to cause (a person or animal) to suffer or die because of lack of food
[no object]chiefly US : to want or need something very much— usually used as (be) starving for
   b [+ object] : to not give (someone or something) enough of something that is wanted or needed— sometimes used in combination

be starving

chiefly US, informalorbe starved
: to be very hungry
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