starve to death

idiom

: to die from lack of food
The famine caused many to starve to death.

Examples of starve to death in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Check Your Numbers Early-stage startups, especially those that bootstrap, can starve to death for lack of cash flow. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 On Thursday, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a study saying that warmer ocean temperatures have likely led the snow crabs to starve to death, CNN reported. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 20 Oct. 2023 Some even starve to death because their digestive systems become blocked. Delger Erdenesanaa, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Aug. 2023 The stress from high temperatures can cause coral to expel its algae and slowly starve to death, which leads it to become a ghostly white. Victoria Sayo Turner, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 July 2023 Animals that fill their guts with plastics eventually starve to death. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 26 June 2023 But Malama didn’t starve to death or get eaten by a predator. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 8 June 2023 Titus Katana, a former member of GNI, told local media that Mackenzie had a roster that determined who was to starve to death first. Nimi Princewill, CNN, 4 June 2023 Without enough light, plants draw on sugar reserves to meet survival needs and can slowly starve to death, Pennisi says. Leslie Nemo, Discover Magazine, 21 Aug. 2020 See More

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“Starve to death.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/starve%20to%20death. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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