Translation of starve in Spanish:

starve

privar de comida a, v.

Pronunciation: /stɑːv//stɑrv/

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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • To date, three of Jasmuheen's followers have starved to death.
    • 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.
    • While some were executed, others, malnourished and starving, were forced to carry out labour beyond their physical capabilities.
    • When the liberators arrived they found more than 20,000 naked corpses of prisoners, who had starved to death, lying unburied on open ground.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Firefighters were called in after fears grew that the black cats - who are yet to open their eyes - might have 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.
    • His brother, meanwhile, had starved to death, trapped in his wheelchair in a mountain of trash and accessible only via a network of tunnels.
    • They would not give me a pinch of flour even if I starved to death.
    • 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.
    • Otherwise, we'd all have frozen and starved to death.
    • On that same day, Anna learned that, after being sent to Siberia by the Soviets, her parents had 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.
    • 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.
  • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • They were being starved of funds at a time when the private health system was being built up by the government.
    • I was starved for conversation and thrilled to have the company.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Wavell believed that he was being starved of the necessary reinforcements which he believed he needed and he resigned in February 1942.
    • 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.
    • Public infrastructure is starved of funds to justify Private Public Partnerships.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • But this is endemic, unfortunately, we're in a situation where council houses have been starved of funds for years.
    • There is no disagreement that councils have been starved of funds by successive governments.
    • While the commission holds more meetings about capturing the narrative of Scottish life (whatever that means), artists are being starved of 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.
    • 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.
    • Mullan speaks about his children with affection, something he was starved of by his own father, Charles.
    • 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.
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (die) morirse de hambre
    (feel hungry) pasar hambre
    they all starved (to death) todos se murieron de hambre / de inanición
    • I'm starving tengo un hambre canina
    • he's starving for affection tiene sed de cariño