starve(
starv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to withhold food from)
a. privar de comida a
He was accused of starving the horses and keeping them in abominable conditions.Se lo acusó de privar de comida a los caballos y de tenerlos en pésimas condiciones.
b. hacer pasar hambre a
They abused and deliberately starved their own children.Maltrataron e hicieron pasar hambre deliberadamente a sus propios hijos.
2. (to deprive)
a. privar
Health services are being starved of funds by the government.El gobierno está privando de fondos a los servicios de salud.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to feel great hunger)
a. pasar hambre
The parents starved in order to feed their children.Los padres pasaban hambre para poder darles de comer a sus hijos.
b. padecer hambre
Children are starving all over the world, and we throw away food.Hay niños que padecen hambre en todo el mundo y nosotros botamos la comida.
4. (to die)
a. morirse de hambre
These people will starve if we don't do something to help.Esa gente morirá de hambre si no hacemos algo para ayudarlos.
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starve
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. privar de alimentos
to starve somebody to deathmatar a alguien de inanición
2. (fig)
a.
to be starved of somethingestar privado(a) de algo
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (lack food)
a. pasar mucha hambre
to starve (to death)morir de inanición
4. (colloquial)
a.
I'm starvingme muero de hambre
starve [stɑːv]
transitive verb
1 (deprive of food) privar de comida
to starve sb to death hacer que algn muera de hambre; to starve a town into surrender impedir la entrada de alimentos a una ciudad hasta que se rinda
2 (deprive)
to starve sb of sth privar a algn de algo; to be starved of affection estar privado de afecto
intransitive verb
(lack food) pasar hambre; padecer hambre; (die) morir(se) de hambre
to starve to death morirse de hambre; I'm starving! estoy muerto de hambre
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