Definition of 'sustain'
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We need more work on sustaining weight loss. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The search for another world that can sustain life is getting warmer. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That is why it is so important to sustain good working relationships. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We thank you for your presence and your sustaining support. Christianity Today (2000)You should include as much detail as possible of how and where the damage was sustained. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But how much of the promotion leads to sustained circulation growth? Times, Sunday Times (2006)It tends to be around personalities rather than something more sustaining. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The fish barons have little interest in sustaining stocks for the long term. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He quit the ring after an eye injury sustained in training. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Whether their momentum can be sustained will be pivotal. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They both died as a result of burns sustained in the fire. Taking Child Abuse Seriously: Contemporary issues in child protection theory and practice (1990)The losses sustained in the form of unpaid bills and stolen hardware have been significant. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is too icy to sustain life but has raised hopes of finding ones that can. The Sun (2014)It was definitely difficult to sustain relationships. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The banking system is being sustained by massive support from the taxpayer. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Their vehicles have sustained damage due to holes in roads that have not been filled in. The Sun (2010)Acquisitions suggest that it may be struggling to sustain growth from established operations. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The coalition of interests that sustained the growth of council housing arguably no longer exists. Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)We think the momentum could sustain into next year. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Claims for injury or loss sustained as a result of the civil disturbances will not be entertained. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Many of them also sustained their weight loss beyond a year. The Sun (2016)He maintains that the conditions which sustain life are not infinite. Improve Your Landscape PaintingBuilding relationships and sustaining those relationships is what he is known for. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And that desire to do something new has sustained her through much of the past decade or so. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'sustain'
British English: sustain VERB
If you sustain something, you continue it or maintain it for a period of time.
He has sustained his fierce social conscience from young adulthood through old age.
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