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sustain

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1 to supply with nourishment
  • a granola bar should sustain you long enough to last until lunch

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2 to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it
  • sustained serious injuries in the car crash

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3 to put up with (something painful or difficult)
  • I won't sustain such insolence!

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4 to hold up or serve as a foundation for
  • that old chair won't sustain your weight

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The first known use of sustain was in the 13th century

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“Sustain.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sustain. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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