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suffer

verb  /ˈsʌf·ər/ us  

suffer verb (EXPERIENCE)

[I/T] to experience or show the effects of something bad: [T] About 50,000 bicyclists suffer serious head injuries each year. [T] Block’s own farm has suffered large financial setbacks. [I] If you and your husband have jobs in different cities, your marriage is likely to suffer.

suffer verb (FEEL PAIN)

[I] to experience physical or mental pain: She suffers in cold weather when her joints get stiff. He suffers from migraine headaches.
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