Definition of 'withstand'
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He needed to be tough to withstand the personal attacks from the press that scarred his tenure. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Are you really serious enough about one another to withstand that pressure? The Sun (2017)He looks for fine cracks under a microscope and tests the amount of pressure it can withstand before tearing. Smithsonian Mag (2017)He hopes that economic recovery will then withstand the shock. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They turned the ruins into a fortress and withstood all attacks for another three months. Whicker's WarIt will need to be to withstand the pressure today and tomorrow. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Nobody could have withstood an attack of this nature. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It seemed unlikely he could withstand such pressure. The Sun (2009)But their game must also be robust enough to withstand the heightened pressures of a major championship. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Her biggest appeal to her party is that she can withstand the attacks from the right. Times, Sunday Times (2007)High beds need proper walls with concrete foundations because they have to withstand considerable pressure from the soil. Planning the Organic Herb Garden (1986)It can be worth running with a bit more slack if that makes the business better able to withstand shocks. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They withstood an early onslaught and grew in confidence before putting the finishing touches to a memorable performance with two great goals. The Sun (2014)He was honest and devoted to duty, and his record easily withstood the most searching examination. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Its ability to withstand higher temperatures make it ideal for a stir-fry. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Saints were cranking up the pressure and Stoke were unable to withstand the onslaught. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The British economy has been able to withstand those shocks. Times, Sunday Times (2007)For one thing, it has withstood the shock of tighter fiscal policy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)With their bodies reared up, none could withstand their attack. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)His body is able to conduct electricity, and can withstand electric shocks that would kill anyone else. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Although insurers try to smooth payouts, they cannot possibly withstand such a shock without cutting future bonuses sharply. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But they had to withstand a firsthalf onslaught in which the Swans should have helped themselves to five or six. The Sun (2014)And would love deepen and mature as a result, or would it be too flimsy to withstand the onslaught? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Physically, they do not have enough in their team to withstand the Stoke onslaught. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'withstand'
British English: withstand VERB
If something or someone withstands a force or action, they survive it or do not give in to it.
...armoured vehicles designed to withstand chemical attack.
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