starve-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: (cause to) suffer or die from lack of food

Let's eat--I'm starving!
We believe they starved to death, but we really don't know.
A couple is standing trial on the allegation that they starved an autistic relative.

VerbNet: suffocate-40.7
FrameNet: Death,Killing
PropBank: starve.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3

Sense Number 2: (cause to) suffer from deprivation of something

She seemed to be starving for affection.
They bought his patents then starved him of funds.
Justinian, fearful of Belisarius' power, starved him of supplies and reinforcements.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: starve.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 5