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be starving

To be very hungry. Mom, I'm starving! Is dinner almost ready?
See also: starve

be ˈstarving (for something)

(also be ˈstarved especially American English ) (informal) feel very hungry: When’s dinner? I’m starving!
See also: starve
References in classic literature ?
I am a friend of the red men of Barsoom and I am starving.
I am starving," and the ape-man looked down upon the lion beneath him and smiled, a slow quizzical smile, and then he shifted the carcass from his shoulder to the branch before him and, drawing the long blade that had been his father's, deftly cut off a hind quarter and, wiping the bloody blade upon Bara's smooth coat, he returned it to its scabbard.
I am starving," he remarked acidly, and I felt a little compunction.
I am starving to play - hopefully with Villa, but if not then we will have to sit down and think about it.
I know I am starving my husband, and he is suffering.
I get home from work at 8pm and although I am starving, I don't want a full meal in my stomach all night as I feel uncomfortable.
Seriously, when I have been out with my mates the night before I am starving the next day and can eat anything and everything.
I basically eat every two hours and am starving every night when I finish, particularly if I've been swimming.
I am starving, I have just been to a barbecue," said Mr Tim Spencer, prosecuting.
Sam lay in his bed, refused to make any attempt to get up or eat and drink, and stated, "I am starving myself to death.
When a friend said they were eating pasta, he posted: "Tell u what cheesy pasta is sounding gd right now am starving for it.
I have my tea about two hours before to give me energy, but by nine o'clock I am starving.
I give a hugely physical performance too, almost like Lee Evans on a good night, which means that an hour later I am starving.