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verb [transitive]     withstand pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participlewithstanding
past tensewithstood
past participlewithstood
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  1. 1
    to be strong enough not to be harmed or destroyed by something

    The bunker is designed to withstand a nuclear blast.

    Their marriage did not withstand four yearsseparation during the war.

    plants that can withstand extremes of temperature

  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    withstand the test of time to continue to be effective, successful, or popular for a long time

    E-mail marketing has withstood the test of time.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 07/02/2016

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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