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English definition of “hungry”

hungry

adjective
 
 
/ˈhʌŋɡri/
A1 wanting or needing food: I'm hungry. What's for supper? If you get hungry, there's some food in the fridge.Hungry and thirsty
go hungry to not have enough food to eat: In an ideal world, nobody should go hungry.Hungry and thirsty
be hungry for sth to have a strong wish for something: The journalists were hungry for more details of the accident.Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
hungrily adverb
(Definition of hungry from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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