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withstand

verb [T]
 
 
/wɪðˈstænd/ ( past tense and past participle withstood)
to not be damaged or broken by something: The bridge is designed to withstand earthquakes.Tolerating and enduringCoping and not copingDealing with things or people
Translations of “withstand”
in Spanish resistirse (a), aguantar…
in French résister (à), soutenir…
in German widerstehen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 經受, 承受, 頂住…
in Russian выдержать, устоять…
in Turkish dayanmak, karşı koymak, direnmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 经受, 承受, 顶住…
in Polish wytrzymać, przetrwać…
(Definition of withstand from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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