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Similar words: hanger · hunker · hunter · hungover · changer · hunkers · lounger · plunger · whinger · anger
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hunger

1 noun HIST, MED, PHYSIOL for foodocras masc1 they died of hunger fuair siad bás den ocras, fuair siad bás leis an ocras, gorta a mharaigh iad she was dying of hunger figurative bhí sí ag titim leis an ocras, bhí sí caillte leis an ocras, bhí sí stiúgtha leis an ocras to be weak with hunger bheith lag ag an ocras, bheith ag titim leis an ocrasto feel hunger pangs goin ocrais a bheith ort, bheith stiúgtha leis an ocras 2 noun desirecíocras masc1  c m uairc fem2  c m uhunger for information cíocras eolais, tóir ar an eolas, airc chun eolaisthey have the hunger to win the match tá díocas orthu an cluiche a bhaint, tá a ndóthain cíocrais orthu chun an cluiche a bhuachan
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3 verb especially literary crave (to do) sth INTRANSITIVEdíocas a bheith ortcíocras a bheith ortthey hunger after power tá cíocras chun cumhachta orthu, teastaíonn cumhacht go géar uathuthey hunger to win the competition tá siad ar bís chun an comórtas a bhuachan, dhéanfaidís rud ar bith chun an comórtas a bhaint
phrases

hunger is a good sauce

(also

hunger is good kitchen

) proverb is maith an t-anlann an t-ocras

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