verb (used with or without object) Archaic.
Examples from the Web for famish
In many places it strives to famish them, or takes delight in annoying them.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
Rag lets Famish accompany him to Tattersall's, and sells him bargains in horse-flesh, and uses Famish's cab.The Book of Snobs|William Makepeace Thackeray
"I lack some bread to give to those that famish, and I'll pay for that which I receive," was her reply.The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 3 (of 3)|James Hogg
Already languishing from sheer fatigue, must she now famish also?A Gentleman Player|Robert Neilson Stephens
Never varlets So triumph'd o'er an old fat man: I was famish'd.The Plays of Philip Massinger|Philip Massinger