Definition of 'survive'
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Tell me about the car accident you narrowly survived. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is why people can survive without food for weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You either die or survive and live with the effects for the rest of your life. The Sun (2015)We have survived yet another day of reckoning. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Those who managed to survive times of war were subjected to cruel mistreatment in mines. Christianity Today (2000)We have had momentous days before and survived them all. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Therefore people owe the surviving dogs a comfortable future. The Sun (2014)Such an idea would hardly survive this vivid live performance. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But an aunt and another relative survived. The Sun (2013)So who is going to survive this time? The Sun (2011)The result was a mini revolution that survives to this day. Times, Sunday Times (2006)How do people survive these awful times? The Sun (2013)Now people can live and survive on what may as well be the surface of another planet. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She was married three times and is survived by an adopted son and an adopted daughter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Both bands have survived because people want to go to see them. The Sun (2008)County clubs continued to survive on subscriptions, waiting for the day that normality would return. Times, Sunday Times (2014)At the age of 8 he survived a car accident that killed his father. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But given half a chance, life will survive and continue. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His father was in a bed nearby, unlikely to survive the day. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was not expected to live but survived, though he cannot walk. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If they are to continue to survive in the future, they may need a lot of luck. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)It did not seem possible they could keep playing the same way and survive for another 45 minutes. The Sun (2011)Will he survive the accident? The Sun (2012)One very exciting new approach to killing cancer cells is to try to inhibit this factor so that the cells cannot continue to survive and grow. Understanding Cancer (1987)
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Translations for 'survive'
British English: survive /səˈvaɪv/ VERB
If someone survives in a dangerous situation, they do not die.
These drugs can help people survive heart attacks.
They were battling to survive in icy seas for over four hours.
- American English: survive
- Arabic: يَحْيَا
- Brazilian Portuguese: sobreviver
- Chinese: 存活
- Croatian: preživjeti
- Czech: přežít
- Danish: overleve
- Dutch: overleven
- European Spanish: sobrevivir
- Finnish: jäädä eloon
- French: survivre
- German: überleben
- Greek: επιβιώνω
- Italian: sopravvivere
- Japanese: 生き残る
- Korean: 살아남다
- Norwegian: overleve
- Polish: przetrwać
- European Portuguese: sobreviver
- Romanian: a supraviețui
- Russian: выживать
- Spanish: sobrevivir
- Swedish: överleva
- Thai: มีชีวิตรอด
- Turkish: hayatta kalma
- Ukrainian: виживати
- Vietnamese: sống sót
Definition of survive from the Collins English Dictionary
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