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English definition of “survive”
/səˈvaɪv/ verb [I or T]
› 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.