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English definition of “hungry”

hungry

adjective  /ˈhʌŋ·ɡri/ us  

hungry adjective (NEEDING FOOD)

feeling the need to eat because there has been a period of time when you have not eaten: The children are always hungry when they get home from school. They were poor and often went to bed hungry (= did not get enough to eat at night).

hungry adjective (EAGER)

having a strong desire; eager: Kim is so hungry for success that she’ll do anything to achieve it.
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