be starving/starved

idiom

chiefly US, informal
: to be very hungry
I skipped lunch, so by dinnertime I was starving.
When are we eating? I'm starved!

Examples of be starving/starved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to a new study, the muscle fibers of ME/CFS patients may literally be starved for energy after physical activity. Claire Maldarelli, Popular Science, 14 Feb. 2024 The Auschwitz concentration camp was one of many locations where Adolf Hilter’s Nazi regime brought Jews and others from all over Europe to be starved, humiliated, terrorized and murdered in gas chambers. Rhea Mogul, CNN, 28 July 2023 Some libraries that already struggle for funding might be starved out of existence…. Lisa Bubert, Longreads, 19 Sep. 2023 Fans in those places might be starved for some real football after doses of Rutgers and Nebraska. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2023 As more deposits are moved up to the largest banks or out of the banking system altogether, regional and community banks will be starved of liquidity, which will cause irreparable harm to the economy. Randell Leach, Fortune, 31 Mar. 2023 Nordstrom sells almost 4,000 different designs for women and almost 3,000 for men, so you certainly won’t be starved for choice at this department store. Rena Behar, Travel + Leisure, 23 Feb. 2023 Get this: The fires of wokeness will soon be starved of fuel by the sterile monotony of wokeness’s achievement: enforced orthodoxy. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 13 Jan. 2023 For years the neighborhood was besieged, leading most of its residents to flee and those who remained to be starved, bombed, and killed. Ursula Lindsey, The New York Review of Books, 6 July 2022

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“Be starving/starved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20starving%2Fstarved. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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