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verb American English pronunciation: starve /stɑrv/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theystarve
he/she/itstarves
present participlestarving
past tensestarved
past participlestarved

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  1. [intransitive] to suffer or to die because there is not enough food

    There are people out there who are starving because of your actions.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to make someone suffer or die by preventing them from having enough food

      They were accused of deliberately starving the prisoners.

      starve yourself to death:

      He threatened to starve himself to death if the war didn't stop.

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