v. hunger; deprive of food
The political prisoners might starve to death.
Sentence in Classic:
Napoleon, on the other hand, argued that the great need of the moment was to increase food production, and that if they wasted time on the windmill they would all starve to death.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
Azof was destroyed by fire, the inhabitants put to the sword, neither sex nor age was spared; until there remained only our little fort, and the enemy wanted to starve us out.
The war was over, peace had been declared, but the Yankees could still rob her, they could still starve her, they could still drive her from her house.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
But if it be only a slight, thin sort of inclination, I am convinced that one good sonnet will starve it entirely away.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
It was of no use for them to try to deceive him; he knew as much about the situation as they did, and he knew that the family might literally starve to death.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
Once they were there, they would no doubt have to pay rent, and not a little of it, for the ventilation of their caverns; and if they refused, they would starve or be suffocated for arrears.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells Context