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withstand

with·stand

withstand

 
 
pronunciation:
wIth staend
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part of speech: verb
inflections: withstanding, withstands, withstood
definition: to resist or stand up to; bear.
The boat was sturdy enough to withstand the heavy wind and waves.He withstood the pressure from his friends to drink and smoke.
synonyms:
bear, resist, survive, take
similar words:
confront, defy, endure, face up to, oppose, repel, suffer, tolerate, weather
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