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verb as in fast

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The sanctions will further starve Huawei of critical semiconductors.

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The troubling issue is Google’s huge share of all online ad revenue, starving all kinds of other publishers and site owners and crushing the news business.

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Previous actions had already restricted Huawei’s access to semiconductors, but the new order aims to further starve Huawei of chips by eliminating work-arounds that allowed it to buy chips designed by third parties.

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Consequently, our sky is not uniformly bright to our eyes, and most of the cosmos is photon-starved compared to our everyday circumstances.

While researchers try to outdo one another on contrived benchmarks, one in every nine people in the world is starving.

Is it worse to let your family starve or profit off the carnage?

Still, the man did starve himself in the name of a same-sex marriage ban and it, unsurprisingly, earned him a lot of backlash.

This can explain why people who starve themselves can only lose minimal amounts of weight.

He had wanted me to go into insurance, sure I would starve as an artist.

In our surreal rebirth, it makes sense that as newsrooms starve elsewhere, New Orleans has a newspaper war.

If we set him adrift the poor child would starve—unless the cat got him.

Not so much, either; 'cause a chicken will stir round an' scratch a livin' out the ground, sooner 'n starve.

I have seen examples of such being freed, that is, turned out of doors to starve.

Here, as in the former instance, the last syllables rhyme correctly, and the objection is confined to starve and deserve.

They would starve on the skin of the Scotch men and are too well-mannered to attack that of the Scotch ladies.


On this page you'll find 95 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to starve, such as: cease, forgo, pass up, quit, refrain, and renounce.

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