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endure

verb uk   /ɪnˈdjʊər/ us    /-ˈdʊr/

endure verb (EXPERIENCE)

B2 [T] to suffer something difficult, unpleasant, or painful: We had to endure a nine-hour delay at the airport. She's already had to endure three painful operations on her leg.

endure verb (CONTINUE)

[I] formal to continue to exist for a long time: The political system established in 1400 endured until about 1650.
endurable
adjective uk   /-ˈdjʊə.rə.bl̩/ us    /-ˈdʊr.ə.bl̩/
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