be starving

be starving

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

(also be ˈstarved especially American English ) (informal) feel very hungry: When’s dinner? I’m starving!
See also: starve
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His wife might be dying, his baby might be starving, his whole family might be perishing in the cold--and all the while they were ringing their Christmas chimes!