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survive

verb [I/T]  /sərˈvɑɪv/ us  
to continue to live or to exist, esp. after a dangerous event: [I] The baby was born with a defective heart and survived for only a few hours. [T] The building survived the earthquake with little damage. If someone is survived by family members, those family members are still alive when that person dies: [T] He is survived by his wife and two children.
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