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verb [intransitive/transitive] American English pronunciation: survive /sərˈvaɪv/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theysurvive
he/she/itsurvives
present participlesurviving
past tensesurvived
past participlesurvived
  1. 1
    to stay alive despite an injury, illness, war, etc.

    Just eight passengers survived the plane crash.

    His doctor says it's a miracle that he survived.

  2. 2
    to continue to exist, especially in a difficult or dangerous situation

    Of all the museum's paintings, only one survived the fire.

    The organization cannot survive unless we make some major changes.

  3. 3
    to manage to deal with something difficult or unpleasant

    I don't know how I ever survived high school.

    Don't worry about Molly – she'll survive.

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