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to support, hold, or bear up from below; bear the weight of, as a structure.
to bear (a burden, charge, etc.).
to undergo, experience, or suffer (injury, loss, etc.); endure without giving way or yielding.
to keep (a person, the mind, the spirits, etc.) from giving way, as under trial or affliction.
to keep up or keep going, as an action or process:
to sustain a conversation.
to supply with food, drink, and other necessities of life.
to provide for (an institution or the like) by furnishing means or funds.
to support (a cause or the like) by aid or approval.
to uphold as valid, just, or correct, as a claim or the person making it:
The judge sustained the lawyer's objection.
to confirm or corroborate, as a statement:
Further investigation sustained my suspicions.
to uphold, equivalent to
combining form of
/səˈsteɪ nɪd li, -ˈsteɪnd-/
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British Dictionary definitions for
to hold up under; withstand
to sustain great provocation
to undergo (an injury, loss, etc); suffer
to sustain a broken arm
to maintain or prolong
to sustain a discussion
to support physically from below
to provide for or give support to, esp by supplying necessities
to sustain one's family,
to sustain a charity
to keep up the vitality or courage of
to uphold or affirm the justice or validity of
to sustain a decision
to establish the truth of; confirm
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C13: via Old French from Latin
to hold up, from
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Word Origin and History for
late 13c., from O.Fr.
"hold up, endure," from L.
"hold up, support, endure," from
"up from below" +
"to hold" (see
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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