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verb [transitive] withstand pronunciation in British English /wɪðˈstænd/
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present tense
present participlewithstanding
past tensewithstood
past participlewithstood
  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

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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