Being Hungry and Full
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hungry – wanting to eat; with a feeling of discomfort or pain in one’s stomach because it is empty * If I don’t eat a good breakfast, I’ll probably be really hungry by lunchtime.
dish – one type of food; food cooked in a certain way; part of a meal * Beef stroganoff is one of Jun’s favorite dishes.
bring it on – a phrase used to show that one is ready and eager for something and wants it to happen or begin right away * When Guadalupe asked if I wanted to see her new designs, I said, “Bring it on!”
to miscalculate – to make an error or mistake in one’s calculation, arriving at a number that is smaller or bigger than it should be * Hazel miscalculated the cost of her purchases and didn’t have enough cash to pay for everything.
cooking time – the amount of time needed for something to finish cooking and be ready to eat * This casserole requires just 10 minutes of preparation time, but almost two hours of cooking time.
famished – extremely hungry; very, very hungry * After running the marathon, Hugh was famished and wanted to eat everything!
snack – a small amount of food eaten between meals * Most children eat a snack after coming home from school, because they can’t wait until dinnertime.
to munch on – to eat food, often as a snack between meals, and often very noisily * Chew with your mouth closed! I can hear you munching on that carrot in the other room!
half-starved – extremely hungry; almost dying of hunger * You look half-starved! Don’t you eat enough at college?
to skip – to not do or have something that one normally would * Xavier skipped class to go skiing today.