Translation of starve in Spanish:

starve

Pronunciation: /stɑːrv; stɑːv/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (deny food) privar de comida a, hacer* pasar hambre a I'm starved (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] me muero de hambre, tengo un hambre canina [colloquial/familiar] to starve oneself pasar hambre to starve sb into surrender obligar* a algn a rendirse a causa del hambre they starved the rebels out esperaron a que el hambre obligara a los rebeldes a salir de su escondite
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    • Otherwise, we'd all have frozen and starved to death.
    • A prisoner has starved to death after fasting for seven months, becoming the 48th person to die in hunger strikes protesting against changes to Turkey's prison system.
    • There is no cause to regret the passing of that system - millions of peasants starved to death - and those who now point to the absence of school fees in that period are at any rate one-sided.
    1.2 (deprive) to starve sth/sb of sth privar algo/a algn de algo a child starved of love un niño privado de cariño to be starved for news/encouragement estar* sediento de noticias/apoyo
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    • Not a duff track among them, honestly, and the thing didn't even make it past 20 minutes, so naturally I was starved for more.
    • Wavell believed that he was being starved of the necessary reinforcements which he believed he needed and he resigned in February 1942.
    • Mullan speaks about his children with affection, something he was starved of by his own father, Charles.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • (die) morirse* de hambre; (feel hungry) pasar hambre they all starved (to death) todos se murieron de hambre or de inanición I'm starving (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] me muero de hambre, tengo un hambre canina [colloquial/familiar] he's starving for affection tiene sed de cariño
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    • It was getting near to midday and I was starving hungry.
    • I was ravenously starving all the time and I have nothing but admiration for people who manage this lifestyle.
    • Everyone was famished, desperate and starving.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.