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suffer

verb [I] (FEEL PAIN)    /ˈsʌf.ər/ US  //
B1 to experience physical or mental pain: I think he suffered quite a lot when his wife left him. She suffers terribly in the winter when it's cold and her joints get stiff. She's been suffering from (= been ill with) cancer for two years. Johnny suffers from (= is often ill with) asthma. If you're not happy with it, you should complain. Don't just suffer in silence (= without saying anything).Being and falling illExperiencing and suffering
(Definition of suffer verb (FEEL PAIN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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