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English definition of “last”


verb [I, L only + noun]     /lɑːst/ US  /læst/
B1 to continue to exist: The meeting lasted two hours. The drought lasted for several months. They say the snow will last until the end of next week. I can't see the ceasefire lasting. They haven't had an argument for two weeks, but it's too good to last (= they'll have an argument soon). I doubt their enthusiasm will last. He's working very efficiently at the moment, but it won't last.Continue and last C1 to continue being good or suitable: There's no point buying something that isn't going to last. The cheaper washing machines should last about five years. This pen should last (you) a lifetime if you take care of it. Her previous secretary only lasted a month (= left after this period).Continue and last
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