|Origin:||steorfan 'to die'|
to suffer or die because you do not have enough to eat:
Thousands of people will starve if food doesn't reach the city.
pictures of starving children
They'll either die from the cold or starve to death (=die from lack of food).
to prevent someone from having enough food to live:
The poor dog looked like it had been starved.
3 also be starved American English
to be very hungry:
You must be starving!
starve somebody/something of somethingphrasal verb
The schools are starved of funding.
The poor kid's just starved for attention.
starve somebody ↔ outphrasal verb
If we can't blast them out, we'll starve them out!