sustain

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sustain /səˈsteɪn/ verb
sustains; sustained; sustaining
sustain
/səˈsteɪn/
verb
sustains; sustained; sustaining
Learner's definition of SUSTAIN
[+ object]
: to provide what is needed for (something or someone) to exist, continue, etc.
formal : to hold up the weight of (something)
formal : to deal with or experience (something bad or unpleasant) : suffer
law : to decide or state that (something) is proper, legal, or fair
formal : to show that (something) is true or correct : to confirm or prove (something)
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