withstand

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English wiðstandan (wið "against" + standan "to stand")

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

withstand (third-person singular simple present withstands, present participle withstanding, simple past and past participle withstood)

  1. To resist or endure (something) successfully.
  2. To oppose (something) forcefully.

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