thirsty Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"thirsty" in British English

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uk   /ˈθɜː.sti/  us   /ˈθɝː-/

thirsty adjective (NEED FOR DRINK)

A2 needing to ​drink: I ​felt/was ​hot and thirsty after the ​basketballgame.
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thirsty adjective (WISH)

literary Someone who is thirsty for ​power, ​knowledge, etc. ​wants to have it very much.
adverb uk   us   /-stɪ.li/
(Definition of thirsty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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 us   /ˈθɜr·sti/
needing to ​drink something: She was very thirsty but took only a few ​sips of ​water. fig. Always thirsty for ​power, he would do anything to get it.
(Definition of thirsty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “thirsty”
in Arabic عَطشان…
in Korean 목이 마른…
in Portuguese sedento, com sede…
in Catalan assedegat…
in Japanese のどが渇いた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 口渴的…
in Turkish susamış…
in Russian испытывающий жажду…
in Chinese (Traditional) 口渴的…
in Italian assetato…
in Polish spragniony…
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