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withstandverb [T]

uk   /wɪðˈstænd/ us   /wɪðˈstænd/ withstood, withstood
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withstandverb [T]

us   /wɪθˈstænd, wɪð-/ past tense and past participle withstood /wɪθˈstʊd, wɪð-/
to receive without being changed or damaged by something powerful; bear: The building has to be strong enough to withstand severe winds and storms. Coaches have to be tough to withstand the constant pressure to win.
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