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Sustain 1

Definition: 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 2

Definition: Hence, to keep from sinking, as in despondence, or the like; to support.

Sustain 3

Definition: To maintain; to keep alive; to support; to subsist; to nourish; as, provisions to sustain an army.

Sustain 4

Definition: To aid, comfort, or relieve; to vindicate.

Sustain 5

Definition: To endure without failing or yielding; to bear up under; as, to sustain defeat and disappointment.

Sustain 6

Definition: To suffer; to bear; to undergo.

Sustain 7

Definition: 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 8

Definition: 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 9

Definition: One who, or that which, upholds or sustains; a sustainer.

sustain 10

Definition: 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 11

Definition: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"

sustain 12

Definition: admit as valid; "The court sustained the motion"

sustain 13

Definition: 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 14

Definition: provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"

sustain 15

Definition: 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?"

sustain 16

Definition: 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"

 

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