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"hungry" in American English

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hungryadjective

 us   /ˈhʌŋ·ɡri/
  • 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.
(Definition of hungry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"hungry" in British English

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hungryadjective

uk   /ˈhʌŋ.ɡri/  us   /ˈhʌŋ.ɡri/
  • hungry adjective (NEEDING FOOD)

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).

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hungrily
adverb uk   /ˈhʌŋ.ɡrəl.i/  us   /ˈhʌŋ.ɡrəl.i/
They sat down and ate hungrily. He looked at her hungrily (= showing desire for her).

-hungrysuffix

uk   / -hʌŋ.ɡri/  us   / -hʌŋ.ɡri/
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"-hungry" in Business English

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-hungrysuffix

having a great need or wish for the stated thing: capital-/cash-/money-hungryenergy-/power-hungry The energy-hungry transportation sector was weak . Many of its investors had been expecting the acquisition-hungry bank to move overseas for its next big deal.

hungryadjective

uk   us   /ˈhʌŋɡri/
having a great need or wish for something: hungry for sth Analysts said investors were hungry for any information that could point the market in a direction. We need to attract fresh talent and show the world that we are hungry for success.
(Definition of -hungry from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hungry”
in Arabic جائع…
in Korean 배고픈…
in Portuguese faminto…
in Catalan afamat…
in Japanese 飢えた, 飢餓状態の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 需要食物的, 饥饿的…
in Turkish aç, acıkmış…
in Russian голодный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 需要食物的, 饑餓的…
in Italian affamato…
in Polish głodny…
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