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"endure" in British English

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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 ​painfuloperations on her ​leg.

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  • endure verb (CONTINUE)

[I] formal to ​continue to ​exist for a ​longtime: The ​politicalsystemestablished in 1400 endured until about 1650.
adjective uk   /-ˈdjʊə.rə.bl̩/  us   /-ˈdʊr.ə.bl̩/
(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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