go hungry

go hungry

To feel hungry as a result of not eating. This is your only option for dinner, kids—eat it, or go hungry. So many people in our area go hungry—that's why we organized this food drive.
See also: 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: go, hungry
References in classic literature ?
"Why do you stay up there in that sterile place and go hungry?" said the Wolf.
"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. Therefore you must lend me of your means till we meet again, so that I may hie to the nearest tavern."
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." But yet he smiled, nor was he sorry that he had given way to the dictates of a kindly impulse.
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.
Princes (there are more Princes than policemen in Naples--the city is infested with them)--Princes who live up seven flights of stairs and don't own any principalities, will keep a carriage and go hungry; and clerks, mechanics, milliners and strumpets will go without their dinners and squander the money on a hack-ride in the Chiaja; the rag-tag and rubbish of the city stack themselves up, to the number of twenty or thirty, on a rickety little go-cart hauled by a donkey not much bigger than a cat, and they drive in the Chiaja; Dukes and bankers, in sumptuous carriages and with gorgeous drivers and footmen, turn out, also, and so the furious procession goes.
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.
First of all, it is wrong that those who feed us go hungry. Second, when those who feed us go hungry, we will also go hungry),' Pangilinan said.
No one should go hungry in the United States of America, the lawmakers wrote.
Regarding parents missing out on meals so their children don't starve in the summer holidays, no one should go hungry in our rich country.