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"starve" in British English

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starveverb

uk   /stɑːv/ us   /stɑːrv/
C1 [I or T] to (cause someone to) become very weak or die because there is not enough food to eat: Whole communities starved to death during the long drought. From talking to former prisoners in the camps, an obvious conclusion is that they have been starved.
[T often passive] If you are starved of something necessary or good, you do not receive enough of it: People starved of sleep start to lose their concentration and may hallucinate.

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"starve" in American English

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starveverb [I/T]

us   /stɑrv/
to become weak or die because there is not enough food to eat: [I] Many people could starve because of the drought.
If you say you are starving, you want to eat: [I] I’m starved because I missed lunch today.
starvation
noun [U] us   /stɑrˈveɪ·ʃən/
The animals died of starvation.
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"starve" in Business English

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starveverb [T, often passive]

uk   /stɑːv/ us  
if a company, etc. is starved of something necessary or good, it does not receive enough of it: starve sth of sth His predecessor in the job had starved the business of capital investment.be starved of/for cash/funds/investment The company was starved of cash and failed to compete worldwide.
-starved
suffix
This is not an industry which is capital-starved.
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(Definition of starve from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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