go hungry

go hungry

to miss a meal and end up hungry. The kids were late for dinner so they had to go hungry.
See also: hungry
References in classic literature ?
Now, by my troth," said Robin, once more getting in front of the other, "I see well by your fat countenance, that you lack not for good food, while I go hungry.
If you fast till you get aught out of me, you'll go hungry for the next twelvemonth.
But Toto and Billina can't be 'spected to go hungry when the town's full of good things they like to eat, 'cause they can't understand your stingy ways as I do.
He cannot see Numa, his enemy, go hungry, because Tarzan's heart is turning to water by contact with the soft, weak creatures of civilization.
In a furnished room, other people do not know it when you go hungry.
But it is not right That men should go hungry and without work when they want to work if only they can get a square deal," Saxon protested.
Had he waited the night before until the blacks slept he would not have been forced to go hungry for another twenty-four hours.
Why does Sitka Charley work hard, and go hungry, and have all this pain?
In the same way he was made to miss many a meal, and to go hungry many a day.
But I don't play; I work fourteen hours a day, and go hungry sometimes.
About 870 million people go hungry daily, while the world indulges in such wastefulness.
If it is made available and accessible at affordable rate, people will not go hungry.
A PROPOSED new law requiring local authorities to ensure free meals are provided for children who would otherwise go hungry during school holidays will be presented by a senior Labour MP to Parliament on its return next week.
We want the poorest and the weakest in the city to know that they cannot go hungry.
It was a fantastic success and we are now hoping the latest stage of the Share Your Lunch campaign - our Holiday Hunger appeal - can be just as successful at feeding those who would otherwise go hungry.