hunger contractions pl.n.
Strong contractions of the stomach associated with hunger pains.
[huhng-ger-lee] /ˈhʌŋ gər li/ adjective, Archaic. 1. marked by a hungry look.
- Hunger pain
hunger pain n. Pain or discomfort in the epigastrium associated with hunger.
[huhng-ger-strahyk] /ˈhʌŋ gərˌstraɪk/ verb (used without object), hunger-struck, hunger-striking. 1. to go on a hunger strike. noun 1. a deliberate refusal to eat, undertaken in protest against imprisonment, improper treatment, objectionable conditions, etc. noun 1. a voluntary fast undertaken, usually by a prisoner, as a means of protest
noun 1. a jury that cannot agree on a verdict. A jury that is unable to reach a verdict of guilty or not guilty. The result is a mistrial, and legal proceedings must be reinitiated to bring the case to trial again. Trying the case a second time does not constitute double jeopardy.