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suffer

verb
 
 
/ˈsʌfər/
PAIN [I, T] B2 to experience pain or unpleasant emotions: I can't bear to see animals suffering.Experiencing and suffering
suffer from sth B1 to have an illness or other health problem: She suffers from severe depression.Disease and illness - general words
suffer a broken leg/a heart attack, etc B2 to experience an injury or other sudden health problem: He suffered a serious neck injury in the accident.Experiencing and sufferingInjuring and injuries
suffer damage/defeat/loss, etc B2 to experience something bad such as damage/defeat/loss, etcExperiencing and sufferingDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishingLosing and being defeatedScoring, winning and losing in sport
BECOME WORSE [I] to become worse in quality: If you're tired all the time, your work tends to suffer.Deteriorating and making worse
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