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verb [intransitive/transitive] survive pronunciation in British English /sə(r)ˈvaɪv/
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present tense
present participlesurviving
past tensesurvived
past participlesurvived
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  1. 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.

  2. 3
    to manage to deal with something difficult or unpleasant

    I don’t know how I ever survived school.

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

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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