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English definition of “survive”

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
(Definition of survive verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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