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Sustain 1Definition: To keep from falling; to bear; to uphold; to support; as, a foundation
sustains the superstructure; a beast
sustains a load; a rope
sustains a weight.
Sustain 2Definition: Hence, to keep from sinking, as in despondence, or the like; to support.
Sustain 3Definition: To maintain; to keep alive; to support; to subsist; to nourish; as,
provisions to sustain an army.
Sustain 4Definition: To aid, comfort, or relieve; to vindicate.
Sustain 5Definition: To endure without failing or yielding; to bear up under; as, to sustain defeat and disappointment.
Sustain 6Definition: To suffer; to bear; to undergo.
Sustain 7Definition: To allow the prosecution of; to admit as valid; to sanction; to continue; not to dismiss or abate; as, the court sustained the action or suit.
Sustain 8Definition: To prove; to establish by evidence; to corroborate or confirm; to be conclusive of; as, to sustain a charge, an accusation, or a proposition.
Sustain 9Definition: One who, or that which,
sustains; a sustainer.
sustain 10Definition: 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"
sustain 11Definition: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or
facts; "his story confirmed my
doubts"; "The evidence
supports the defendant"
sustain 12Definition: admit as valid; "The court sustained the motion"
sustain 13Definition: 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"
sustain 14Definition: provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
sustain 15Definition: 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
sustain 16Definition: 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"