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famish

(făm′ĭsh)
v. fam·ished, fam·ishing, fam·ishes
v.tr.
1. To cause to endure severe hunger.
2. To cause to starve to death.
v.intr.
1. To endure severe deprivation, especially of food.
2. To undergo starvation and die.

fam′ish·ment n.
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New Zealand's C-Tech (Alex Vallings, Josh McCormack and Peter Burling) finished 34 seconds behind Gotta Love It 7, with Coopers-Rag & Famish Hotel coming home over 3 minutes back in third place.
Flies like foul smell when famished villagers belch.
A collapsing of the boundaries between the real and the supernatural was a recurring feature in The Famished Road ([1991] 1993).
Lying famished in my bed, Tetties, fish and chips, burgers, sarnies, pie and peas, Just how long can I keep it up, I'm nearly on my knees, It's sacrifice, naked in my mirror, I talk, trying not to look, Then I pass a cafe, see cakes, mixed grills all on cook, It's not fair, lost two pounds only, I'm always on the prowl, Watching others stuff their faces, my hunger pains howl, So watch out you lot out there, hideaways you should seek, A new diet, 'beans', I'm eating every day next week.
At a party full of people who care only about themselves, Kershaw, who looks like your typical 12-year-old crackwhore, lifted her dress--something that likely comes easy for someone making her living selling skin--to reveal the words "Gun Control" stenciled on her famished flesh.
Nigerian-born Ben Okri won for his third novel The Famished Road.
A FAMISHED owl was yesterday lured back by its owner after three days on the loose - with a dead rat.
Holed up during a bone-chilling Boston winter, I was drawn into Nigerian Ben Okri's novel The Famished Road.
But so little remained of the bats Scalping the famished lake
Sweden, June 30 -- While the people rescued in Uttarakhand say that they saw Gods in uniform, who not only saved their lives but also went out of their way to look after famished, cold, injured, shelterless and under clothed hapless citizens while the state administration including the police, twiddled its thumbs writes Lt Gen SK Bahri (Retd).
After an overview of metaphor and memory in West African writing, the author studies four major authors of the region: Amos Tutuola's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts; Ben Okri's The Famished Road; Ayi Kwei Armah's Fragments; and childless mothers and dead husbands in the work of Ama Ata Aidoo.