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sustain

 
Verb sustain has 7 senses
  1. prolong, sustain, keep up - lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the diplomatic negociations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"
    --1 is one way to continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve
    Derived forms: noun sustainer1, noun sustenance3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. suffer, sustain, have, get - undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle"
    --2 is one way to experience, receive, have, get, undergo
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. nourish, nurture, sustain - provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
    --3 is one way to provide, supply, ply, cater
    Derived forms: noun sustainment1, noun sustenance1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  4. sustain, keep, maintain - supply with necessities and support; "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"
    --4 is one way to have, have got, hold
    Derived form: noun sustenance2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. hold, support, sustain, hold up - be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  6. sustain - admit as valid; "The court sustained the motion"
    --6 is one way to
    admit, acknowledge
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm - establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
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