be starving

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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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"The boy's uncle is starving. We must make the ship go as fast as we can."
"How do you know he is starving?" asked the Doctor.
But make the ship go as fast as you can, for I am certain that the man is starving."
"It is not entirely the fault of the local government, they are starved of funds, the government is starving them of funds," the 81-year-old said.
She said: "All these kids that are starving themselves - if you think about how much damage it's done to my body because I can't eat food then just think about what it is doing to somebody who is starving themselves or making themselves sick.