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hunger

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhungerhun‧ger1 /ˈhʌŋɡə $ -ər/ ●●○ noun  1 [uncountable]HUNGRY/STARVING lack of food, especially for a long period of time, that can cause illness or death syn starvationdie of/from hunger Thousands of people are dying from hunger every day.2 [uncountable]HUNGRY/WANT TO EAT the feeling that you need to eatthirst Try to satisfy your hunger by eating some fruit.hunger pangs (=sudden feelings of being hungry)3 [singular, uncountable]NEED a strong need or desire for something syn desirehunger for her hunger for knowledge a hunger for success
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hungerMany people could die from cold and hunger this winter as the war continues.If you do feel hunger pangs, nibble on carrot, celery, or cucumber sticks.My hunger became so great my legs shook.The slum-dwellers suffer from poverty, hunger, and disease.It broke out of its tea-party and caste-system mold on Saturday, rewarding hunger and perseverance, as well as graceful artistry.For example, boiled potatoes satisfied hunger seven times better than croissants.Many slimming diets don't provide enough calories to satisfy hunger.The baby screamed with hunger.Weak with hunger, she staggered up to the cabin door.Try to satisfy your hunger with raw veggies and fruit.die of/from hungerThe last trip took forty days, by which time a dozen people had died of hunger.The area was so poor that even the dead rats in the street looked as though they had died of hunger.Most of the inhabitants were killed or died of hunger.Each note pleaded to love a little longer, longer, as though it was dying of hunger.By May 1913 it was expected that Emmeline Pankhurst would die from hunger and thirst strikes.hunger pangsThe Harpy is magically kept alive, but suffers agonizing hunger pangs and is in constant pain.She was cold and unwashed and hunger pangs were beginning to gnaw again.If you do feel hunger pangs, nibble on carrot, celery or cucumber sticks or sliced green peppers.All thoughts of her had vanished in the midst of his hunger pangs and coughing fits.Bread like what you only eat in March to keep the Lenten hunger pangs at bay.I felt a little better, and was aware of hunger pangs in my stomach.Is it slowly savoured and really enjoyed, a splendid taste to satisfy the hunger pangs?hunger forFrom birth, every child has a hunger for learning.
hungerhunger2 verb   hunger for/after something→ See Verb table
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Verb table
hunger
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhunger
he, she, ithungers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhungered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hungered
he, she, ithas hungered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hungered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hunger
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hungered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hungering
he, she, itis hungering
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you, we, theyare hungering
Past
I, he, she, itwas hungering
you, we, theywere hungering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hungering
he, she, ithas been hungering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hungering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hungering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hungering
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