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    winter-starved bear

    Hi teachers!

    I didin't want to fight a winter-starved bear....


    I encountered a sentence above. Does "winter-starved bear" mean "a bear that didn't eat anything in winter and therefore starved when they wake up in spring?

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    Re: winter-starved bear

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Hi teachers!

    I didin't want to fight a winter-starved bear....


    I encountered a sentence above. Does "winter-starved bear" mean "a bear that didn't eat anything in winter and therefore starved when they wake up in spring?

    Thank you

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    Yes, as bears hibernate in winter and don't eat, when they wake up they are very hungry.

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    Re: winter-starved bear

    Is this sentence in something which is actually about a bear? It could also be an idiom.

    When a bear wakes up in spring, he/she will be very hungry, and bent on only one thing, finding food.

    "fighting a winter-starved bear" could mean that someone doesn't want to argue or get into a discussion with someone who has a one tracked mind, or someone who is very stubborn.

    I am not a teacher.

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