hunger ( hungers 3rd person present) ( hungering present participle) ( hungered past tense & past participle )
1 n-uncount Hunger is the feeling of weakness or discomfort that you get when you need something to eat.
Hunger is the body's signal that levels of blood sugar are too low..., The nutritionally balanced menus are designed to help you lose up to a pound a day without hunger pangs.
2 n-uncount Hunger is a severe lack of food which causes suffering or death.
Three hundred people in this town are dying of hunger every day.
3 n-sing If you have a hungerfor something, you want or need it very much.
WRITTEN also no det, with supp, oft N for n
Geffen has a hunger for success that seems bottomless.
4 verb If you say that someone hungersfor something or hungersafter it, you are emphasizing that they want it very much. FORMAL, emphasis But Jules was not eager for classroom learning, he hungered for adventure. V for/after n
hunger strike ( hunger strikes plural ) If someone goes onhunger strike or goes on a hunger strike, they refuse to eat as a way of protesting about something. n-var
The protesters have been on hunger strike for 17 days...
hunger striker ( hunger strikers plural) n-count
The five hunger strikers in London called off their strike and celebrated the good news.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 appetite, emptiness, esurience, famine, hungriness, ravenousness, starvation, voracity
2 ache, appetence, appetite, craving, desire, greediness, itch, lust, thirst, yearning, yen (informal)
3 ache, crave, desire, hanker, hope, itch, long, pine, starve, thirst, want, wish, yearn
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