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(Definition of “withstand” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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withstandverb [ T ]

us /wɪθˈstænd, wɪð-/ past tense and past participle withstood /wɪθˈstʊd, wɪð-/

to receive without being changed or damaged by something powerful; bear:

The building has to be strong enough to withstand severe winds and storms.
Coaches have to be tough to withstand the constant pressure to win.

(Definition of “withstand” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)