verb (used without object)
- thirst trap,
- thirteen colonies,
- thirteen-lined ground squirrel
Origin of thirst
Examples from the Web for thirsting
I was not hungering and thirsting—in sight of food and water.The Shuttle|Frances Hodgson Burnett
He was on fire with fury at the way he had been tricked, and thirsting to get loose and be revenged.A Master of Fortune|Cutcliffe Hyne
Lucien was thirsting already for enjoyment; he was in love with the easy, luxurious, and expensive life which the actress led.A Distinguished Provincial at Paris|Honore de Balzac
There was no alternative, however, between drinking this and thirsting still, and we submitted to the lesser of two evils.
They looked desperate and dangerous, as if they were thirsting for human blood.Frank Merriwell's Races|Burt L. Standish
Word Origin for thirst
Old English þurst, from West Germanic *thurstus (cf. Old Saxon thurst, Frisian torst, Dutch dorst, Old High German and German durst), from Proto-Germanic *thurs-, from PIE root *ters- "dry" (see terrain). Figurative sense of "vehement desire" is attested from c.1200.
Old English þyrstan (see thirst (n.)); the figurative sense of the verb was present in Old English. Related: Thirsted; thirsting.