go hungry

idiom

: to suffer every day due to not having enough food to eat
Too many people in the world go hungry every day.

Examples of go hungry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the meantime, your girl will have to court mischief to eat or go hungry. Anna Deavere Smith, The Atlantic, 13 Nov. 2023 After letting the birds go hungry overnight, the team gave them a chance to complete mental tests that provided food as a reward. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 14 Sep. 2023 Katz Asher saved her own small portions of food — pita with spreadable cheese and spiced rice with meat — so that her daughters wouldn’t go hungry. Doha Madani, NBC News, 18 Dec. 2023 Woods founded Food Justice DMV during the pandemic to make sure migrant families wouldn’t go hungry at a time when many were being pushed out of the workforce and left without federal assistance. Theresa Vargas, Washington Post, 13 Dec. 2023 First isolated by a German alchemist in the 1600s, phosphorus today is an essential ingredient in fertilizers; without it, millions would go hungry. Bridget Alex, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Dec. 2023 Parents go hungry to feed children who still need more. Hajar Harb, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2023 With 11 included dining options, guests will never go hungry (or run out of interesting dining options, many of which reflect local cuisine). Hannah Selinger, Travel + Leisure, 16 Oct. 2023 Those families could go hungry if the program runs out of money during a shutdown. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Go hungry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20hungry. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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