Translation of starve in Spanish:
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 esconditeExample sentences1.2 (deprive) to starve sth/sb
- 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.
ofsth privar algo/ aalgn dealgo a child starved of love un niño privado de cariño to be starved for news/encouragement estar* sediento de noticias/apoyoExample sentences
- 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 cariñoExample sentences
- 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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