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uk   /ɪnˈdʒʊər/ us   /ɪnˈdʊr/
  • 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.

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  • endure verb (CONTINUE)

[I] formal to continue to exist for a long time: The political system established in 1400 endured until about 1650.
adjective uk   /ɪnˈdʒʊə.rə.bəl/ us   /ɪnˈdʊr.ə.bəl/
(Definition of endure from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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endureverb [I/T]

us   /ɪnˈdʊr/
to experience and bear something difficult, painful, or unpleasant: [T] We had to endure a nine-hour delay at the airport.
(Definition of endure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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