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hungry

adjective (NEEDING FOOD)    /ˈhʌŋ.ɡri/
A1 wanting or needing food: By four o'clock I felt/was really hungry. The children are always hungry when they get home from school. There are too many hungry people (= people without enough to eat) in the world. She often goes hungry herself (= does not eat) so that her children can have enough to eat. Digging the garden is hungry work (= makes you feel hunger).Hungry and thirsty hungrily     /-ɡrɪ.li/ adverb They sat down and ate hungrily. He looked at her hungrily (= showing desire for her).Hungry and thirstyWanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
(Definition of hungry adjective (NEEDING FOOD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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