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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.
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Other men, who had no land and no fish-traps, and who else would have gone hungry, were glad to work for Pig-Jaw, caring for his goats, guarding them from wild dogs and tigers, and driving them to the feeding pastures in the mountains.
"Ah, I know that sign: thou'st a wife at home, poor soul, and you and she have gone hungry to bed, many's the time, that the little ones might have your crust; you know what poverty is, and the daily insults of your betters, and the heavy hand of the Church and the king."
He had gone hungry two days waiting for the reply, and it was then that he put his wheel back in pawn.
In Watson's note-book there are such entries during this period as "Lent Bell fifty cents," "Lent Hubbard twenty cents," "Bought one bottle beer--too bad can't have beer every day." More than once Hubbard would have gone hungry had not Devonshire, the only clerk, shared with him the contents of a dinner-pail.
Mr McAuley warned: "We meet people who would otherwise have gone hungry on December 25."
Synopsis: Gallup Polls conducted worldwide reveal the extent to which hunger is associated with life satisfaction: In most world regions, people who report having gone hungry in the past year, or having eaten unhealthy yesterday, are also most likely to report low levels of life satisfaction.
-- Combined data from Gallup Polls conducted between 2006 and 2008 show that a substantial portion of the world's population said that they or their families had gone hungry in the past year.
More specifically, the "hunger gap" (the gap in life satisfaction between those who said they had gone hungry and those who said they had not gone hungry) in Europe is twice as large as the hunger gap in Africa (1.8 points in Europe versus 0.8 points in Africa).
Mark Edwards, a professor of sociology at Oregon State University who specializes in hunger issues, explained that this year's economic downturn has affected the whole country, and it's not clear why Oregonians in particular have gone hungry. According to the same USDA survey, Oregon was the hungriest state for four consecutive years in the early 2000s.
HALF of parents on low incomes have gone hungry so they can afford to feed their children.
Teesside parents on low incomes have gone hungry and can no longer afford to feed their children healthy food, according to a new report.
Both figures are up slightly from March 2006, when 59% of Filipinos told Gallup there were times when they didn't have enough money to buy food, and 28% said they or their families had gone hungry.
A study found that those on the lowest incomes were six times more likely to have gone hungry than higher earners.
Many may have gone hungry because of this fiasco - certainly thousands will have been worried to the point of panic.