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adjective hungry pronunciation in British English /ˈhʌŋɡri/ 
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adjectivehungry
comparativehungrier
superlativehungriest
 

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  1. 1
    feeling that you want to eat

    We were cold, tired, and hungry.

    She was beginning to feel hungry again.

    1. a.
      without the food you need to stay strong and healthy

      Hungry children search for food in the streets.

      go hungry:

      If crops are destroyed, thousands may go hungry.

  2. 2
    wanting something, or wanting to do something very much

    a hungry young actor

    hungry for:

    People are hungry for news.

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