Definitions for suffer

Definitions for (verb) suffer

Main entry: hurt, suffer

Definition: feel pain or be in pain

Main entry: have, get, suffer, sustain

Definition: undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

Usage: She suffered a fracture in the accident; He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars; She got a bruise on her leg; He got his arm broken in the scuffle

Main entry: suffer

Definition: feel unwell or uncomfortable

Usage: She is suffering from the hot weather

Main entry: suffer

Definition: get worse

Usage: His grades suffered

Main entry: suffer, lose

Definition: be set at a disadvantage

Usage: This author really suffers in translation

Main entry: endure, put up, digest, bear, abide, brook, stand, suffer, support, tolerate, stick out, stomach

Definition: put up with something or somebody unpleasant

Usage: I cannot bear his constant criticism; The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks; he learned to tolerate the heat; She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage

Main entry: suffer

Definition: experience (emotional) pain

Usage: Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers

Main entry: suffer, endure

Definition: undergo or be subjected to

Usage: He suffered the penalty; Many saints suffered martyrdom

Main entry: suffer, meet

Definition: undergo or suffer

Usage: meet a violent death; suffer a terrible fate

Main entry: ache, hurt, suffer

Definition: feel physical pain

Usage: Were you hurting after the accident?

Main entry: suffer

Definition: be given to

Usage: She suffers from a tendency to talk too much

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