survival mechanism

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of survival mechanism

: a way of protecting oneself from being hurt by other people

Word by Word Definitions

survival play
  1. : the act or fact of living or continuing longer than another person or thing

  2. : the continuation of life or existence

  3. : one that survives

mechanism play
  1. : a piece of machinery (see machinery 1)

  2. : a process, technique, or system for achieving a result

  3. : mechanical operation or action : working


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