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survive

verb
 
 
/səˈvaɪv/
NOT DIE [I, T] B2 to continue to live after almost dying because of an accident, illness, etc: He was born with a heart problem and only survived ten days. No one survived the plane crash.Accidents and disastersDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesFailures
EXIST [I, T] to continue to exist after being in a difficult or dangerous situation: Only two buildings survived the earthquake.Accidents and disastersDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesFailures
LIVE LONGER [T] If you survive someone, you continue to live after they have died.Continue and last
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