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FAMISH

 Dictionary entry overview: What does famish mean? 

FAMISH (verb)
  The verb FAMISH has 3 senses:

1. be hungry; go without food
2. deprive of food
3. die of food deprivation

  Familiarity information: FAMISH used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FAMISH (verb)


Sense 1famish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be hungry; go without food

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

famish; starve; hunger

Context example:

Let's eat--I'm starving!

Hypernyms (to "famish" is one way to...):

hurt; suffer (feel pain or be in pain)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2famish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deprive of food

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

famish; starve

Context example:

They starved the prisoners

Hypernyms (to "famish" is one way to...):

deprive (keep from having, keeping, or obtaining)

Cause:

famish; hunger; starve (be hungry; go without food)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3famish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Die of food deprivation

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

starve; famish

Context examples:

The political prisoners starved to death / Many famished in the countryside during the drought

Hypernyms (to "famish" is one way to...):

buy the farm; cash in one's chips; choke; conk; croak; decease; die; drop dead; exit; expire; give-up the ghost; go; kick the bucket; pass; pass away; perish; pop off; snuff it (pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


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