sustainverb [T]uk /səˈsteɪn/ us /səˈsteɪn/
sustain verb [T] (CONTINUE)
- It proved particularly difficult to sustain the interest of the older children.
- This year's harvest is insufficient to sustain a growing population.
- Economic growth cannot be sustained without a rise in inflation.
- This planet is unable to sustain human or plant life.
- The team were finally victorious after a sustained effort to succeed.
sustain verb [T] (SUFFER)
- almost/nearly die of sth idiom
- be a martyr to sth idiom
- be a victim of your own success idiom
- be devoured by sth idiom
- get the short end of the stick idiom
- get/have your fingers burned idiom
- go through sth
- ups and downs