withstandverb [ T ]uk /wɪðˈstænd/ us /wɪðˈstænd/ withstood, withstood
The aircraft base is protected with specially designed shelters which are built to withstand ground and air attacks.
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(Definition of “withstand” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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