Definitions for sustain

Definitions for (verb) sustain

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: affirm, substantiate, support, sustain, corroborate, confirm

Definition: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

Usage: his story confirmed my doubts; The evidence supports the defendant

Main entry: sustain

Definition: admit as valid

Usage: The court sustained the motion

Main entry: sustain, maintain, keep

Definition: supply with necessities and support

Usage: She alone sustained her family; The money will sustain our good cause; There's little to earn and many to keep

Main entry: sustain, nourish, nurture

Definition: provide with nourishment

Usage: We sustained ourselves on bread and water; This kind of food is not nourishing for young children

Main entry: hold, hold up, support, sustain

Definition: be the physical support of; carry the weight of

Usage: The beam holds up the roof; He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam; What's holding that mirror?

Main entry: prolong, keep up, sustain

Definition: lengthen or extend in duration or space

Usage: We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible; prolong the treatment of the patient; keep up the good work

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