starve for

starve for someone or something

Fig. to have a strong desire or need for someone or something. (Based on starved for some food.) I am starved for Jane. I miss her so! Claire was starved for affection.
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starve for

v.
To cause someone or something to suffer from lack of something. Used in the passive: The dog was starved for attention.
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Let them starve for a bit, surrender and then be put on trial," one regime paramilitary told Mr.