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survive

verb [I or T]
 
 
/səˈvaɪv/
to continue to exist, and not to fail or be destroyed: The family is struggling to survive on a very reduced income. A large amount of money will have to be injected into the company if it is to survive. The director succeeded in surviving the challenge to his authority.
INSURANCE, LAW to live longer than someone else: If the wife survives the husband, she will be entitled to a share of his pension. The booklet gives details on how to claim benefits for a surviving spouse.
(Definition of survive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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