Translation of starve in Spanish:

starve

privar de comida a, v.

Pronunciation /stɑrv//stɑːv/

transitive verb

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    (deny food)
    privar de comida a
    hacer pasar hambre a
    I'm starved tengo un hambre canina informal
    • to starve oneself pasar hambre
    • to starve sb into surrender obligar a algn a rendirse a causa del hambre
    • they starved the rebels out esperaron a que el hambre obligara a los rebeldes a salir de su escondite
    • In 1869, a 12-year-old called Sarah Jacob starved to death in a Welsh farmhouse, under the eye of doctors and nurses who were watching her around the clock.
    • Of course, some Africans are starving and many are chronically poor, sick and hungry.
    • Vets estimated the dog, which had ripped the house apart in its frantic search for food, starved to death over eight weeks.
    • There is no cause to regret the passing of that system - millions of peasants starved to death - and those who now point to the absence of school fees in that period are at any rate one-sided.
    • They would not give me a pinch of flour even if I starved to death.
    • A prisoner has starved to death after fasting for seven months, becoming the 48th person to die in hunger strikes protesting against changes to Turkey's prison system.
    • However by last weekend the inspectors had ruled out disease or environmental causes, heightening the speculation that the cattle starved to death over the long winter season.
    • This explains why a car crash is more likely to be considered an event - and consequently to feature in the news - than the ongoing plight of people starving in Sudan.
    • While some were executed, others, malnourished and starving, were forced to carry out labour beyond their physical capabilities.
    • My great-grandfather and his 26 year old daughter had been executed; his 34 year old son had frozen and starved to death in the Arctic gold mines of Kolyma.
    • Firefighters were called in after fears grew that the black cats - who are yet to open their eyes - might have starved to death.
    • When the liberators arrived they found more than 20,000 naked corpses of prisoners, who had starved to death, lying unburied on open ground.
    • She starved to death last year beside her mother's corpse in a Doncaster flat while the case workers who should have been protecting her found other things to do.
    • On that same day, Anna learned that, after being sent to Siberia by the Soviets, her parents had starved to death.
    • His brother, meanwhile, had starved to death, trapped in his wheelchair in a mountain of trash and accessible only via a network of tunnels.
    • To date, three of Jasmuheen's followers have starved to death.
    • ‘But he had a beautiful nature and although he had nearly starved to death we felt he was recoverable,’ Ms Shields said.
    • Police believe they starved to death in Dutroux's dungeon when he went to jail for four months in December, 1995, for stealing a car.
    • Otherwise, we'd all have frozen and starved to death.
    • Letters were piled up behind the door, but no food or drink was found in the flat and it is feared she may have starved to death after becoming too afraid to go outside.
  • 2

    (deprive)
    to starve sth/sb of sth privar algo/a algn de algo
    • a child starved of love un niño privado de cariño
    • to be starved for news/encouragement estar sediento de noticias/apoyo
    • He argued that Mayo General Hospital was recognised by the Dept of Health and Children as the most efficient hospital in Europe and yet it was being starved of funds.
    • Now a bitter row is set to develop over claims that Hull Council is deliberately being starved of funds by Mr Prescott to punish the council's new Liberal Democrat rulers.
    • The Nationals argue that regional universities would be starved of funds to provide services, and want the Government to give grants to ensure that sports or medical services don't have to be shut down.
    • Mullan speaks about his children with affection, something he was starved of by his own father, Charles.
    • The fact is that, even as we engage in this desperate struggle to conserve a dying language, other parts of our culture, affecting far more people, are being starved of funds.
    • They were being starved of funds at a time when the private health system was being built up by the government.
    • Dentistry is perhaps an even better example - only when the NHS dentistry system was starved of funds did we see a major change to private treatment and insurance - and even there you actually had to pay to get most NHS treatment anyway.
    • But this is endemic, unfortunately, we're in a situation where council houses have been starved of funds for years.
    • Wavell believed that he was being starved of the necessary reinforcements which he believed he needed and he resigned in February 1942.
    • Overall, the performance may be slowly improving - but the improvements are being made by the people who deliver the services on the front line and they are now being starved of funds.
    • While the commission holds more meetings about capturing the narrative of Scottish life (whatever that means), artists are being starved of funds.
    • But it was the Indian scholars themselves making the fuss, expressing concern that research institutes back in Bharat were and are being starved of much-needed funds.
    • Not a duff track among them, honestly, and the thing didn't even make it past 20 minutes, so naturally I was starved for more.
    • The cost of this service is a dreadful waste of money which would have been better spent (as GPs advised) on local out-of-hours services which have been starved of funds while this system, driven by edict from London, was put in place.
    • There is no disagreement that councils have been starved of funds by successive governments.
    • I was starved for conversation and thrilled to have the company.
    • Public infrastructure is starved of funds to justify Private Public Partnerships.
    • The nuclear submarine lobby, known in the Navy as the ‘Black Mafia’, went ruthlessly for Trident, even though it might mean that the rest of the Navy was starved of funds.
    • He has been starved of funds to rebuild the team and undermined by claims that the club's chief executive, Chris Robinson, and other directors might prefer another man in charge.
    • University chiefs have warned that more than 100 arts and science departments are at risk of closure after being starved of research funds, writes Gareth Walsh.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (die) morirse de hambre
    (feel hungry) pasar hambre
    they all starved (to death) todos se murieron de hambre / de inanición
    • It was getting near to midday and I was starving hungry.
    • He had not been starving; he had only been hungry.
    • She wished that when she opened her eyes, there would be a plate of steaming waffles next to her… because she was ravenously starving.
    • I was ravenously starving all the time and I have nothing but admiration for people who manage this lifestyle.
    • And though I was starving a few minutes ago, I was not hungry anymore.
    • She was starving, the empty rumbling in her stomach was witness to that, and she hurt so bad she felt like vomiting.
    • Everyone was famished, desperate and starving.
    • After said party, back at the parents, Andy got really stroppy with me because I wasn't hungry even though he was starving.
    • Aid agencies have rightly pointed out that many of the randomly dropped packages would have got lost, many would be destroyed on impact, and many eaten by people who were not starving.