Meaning of “survive” - Learner’s Dictionary

survive

verb us uk /səˈvaɪv/
Extra Examples
The doctors said her condition was critical and she might not survive.Given the force of the explosion, it's a miracle they survived.It's doubtful that anyone survived the fire.At best, only 50 per cent of babies born at 24 weeks will survive.The passengers did not survive the initial impact.
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.
EXIST [ I, T ]

to continue to exist after being in a difficult or dangerous situation:

Only two buildings survived the earthquake.
LIVE LONGER [ T ]

If you survive someone, you continue to live after they have died.

(Definition of “survive” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)