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To hold up or serve as a foundation for
“I was not able to sustain my pure banana diet as it was too extreme.”
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To endure a challenging or traumatic experience
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“I'm not sure if I can sustain the stress from my job for much longer.”
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To experience a challenging or traumatic event, especially an injury or illness
“He would sustain a rolled ankle after stepping on his opponent's foot while playing basketball.”
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To bear or support without breaking or failing
“The elevator can only sustain a maximum of ten individuals.”
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To provide nourishment for
“We still have enough food in the pantry to sustain us for a few days.”
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To strengthen or support physically or mentally
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“Thoughts and memories of his family would sustain him during those tough years abroad.”
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Uphold, affirm, or confirm the justice or validity of
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“Kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates are required to obey, honor, and sustain the law.”
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(care for) To look after
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Bring upon oneself
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To strengthen physically, mentally, or morally
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To be capable of supplying
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To resist or endure (something) successfully
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To continue to declare to be true or proper despite opposition or objections
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To demonstrate to be true based on facts
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To preserve (something) by not expending or using it
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To provide with food
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To take responsibility for
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To make legitimate
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To contribute in some way to
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To make stable
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Maintain, sustain
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To base on a principle, idea, feeling or physical matter
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To remain in existence, or in the same state, indefinitely or for an extended period
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Maintain or support oneself, especially at a minimal level
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To have the use or benefit of something
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To acquire something, usually over a period of time
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