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adjective hungry pronunciation in American 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.

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    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.

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

    a hungry young actor

    hungry for:

    People are hungry for news.

  3. 3
    mainly literary hungry eyes, or a hungry mouth, express strong sexual feelings
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