hungry for (something)

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hungry for (something)

1. Literally, having a strong appetite for a particular kind of food. Want to stop at McDonald's? I'm hungry for some of their fries. I gave you a giant helping of pasta—how on earth are you hungry for more?
2. Having an intense desire to achieve something. If she's not hungry for a gold medal, there's no way she'll be able to beat her fellow competitors. If you want to win, then you've got to be hungry for victory!
3. Having an intense desire to obtain or receive something. Their fans were all so hungry for new information about the upcoming sequel. I was constantly trying to perform in front of my friends and family when I was a kid. I guess I was just hungry for attention.
See also: for, hungry
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hungry for something

Fig. desiring something, often something other than food. The orphan was hungry for the warmth of a family. Bill has become hungry for knowledge and is always studying.
See also: for, hungry
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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