Translation of starve in Spanish:
- 1.1 (deny food)I'm starved (American English) [colloquial]privar de comida ahacer pasar hambre ato starve oneselfme muero de hambreto starve somebody into surrenderpasar hambrethey starved the rebels outobligar a alguien a rendirse a causa del hambreesperaron a que el hambre obligara a los rebeldes a salir de su esconditeExample sentences1.2 (deprive) See examples:to starve something/somebody
- 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.
ofsomethinga child starved of loveprivar algo/ aalguien dealgoto be starved for news/encouragementun niño privado de cariñoestar 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.
- (die)morirse de hambre(feel hungry)they all starved (to death)pasar hambreI'm starving (British English) [colloquial]todos se murieron de hambre or de inaniciónhe's starving for affectionme muero de hambretiene 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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