Definition of 'suffer'
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The upshot is that immigrants suffer as badly as anyone else from overwhelmed public services. The Sun (2012)Not suited by easy ground and likely to suffer more rain pain. The Sun (2016)In that year he was found to be suffering from brain cancer. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Reading could also be staring down the barrel of financial ruin if they suffer another relegation. The Sun (2010)The claimant had suffered loss caused by the wrongdoing of the defendants. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The former barrister suffers badly from nerves. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Long-term solutions will come as no comfort to those suffering pain in the short term. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He had been suffering latterly with cancer. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He had witnessed harrowing scenes after the tsunami that had caused him to suffer from flashbacks. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The church is in a great position to reach out to women who suffer so badly. Christianity Today (2000)He was suffering huge pain from two crushed vertebrae in the back. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He had been suffering from cancer and is survived by two daughters. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As long as some measurable damage had been suffered the cause of action would accrue. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Some dogs suffered so badly that they died on being freed. The Sun (2012)He also suffered continual back pain from an injury in his youth. Times, Sunday Times (2013)My work began to suffer badly as the ritual became more complex. The Sun (2009)For years your elderly mother has been suffering pain in her back and hips after gardening. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But he claims he used them only to numb the pain caused by injuries suffered while performing and at home. The Sun (2009)Both her parents have already suffered from cancer and friends have launched an appeal to raise cash for massive medical bills. The Sun (2015)She said that touch reduces pain, which is why people rub the skin after suffering a blow. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And it was love that had made her so, the love of another who suffered for her. Phoenix From the Flame (1994)The troubled career of Well Chief has suffered yet another setback. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Another region suffering the after-effects of a tropical storm was Nepal. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The business suffered a blow, though, when heath inspectors gave it a hammering citing a series of hygiene issues. The Sun (2012)
Synonyms of 'suffer'
be affected, have trouble with, be afflicted, be troubled with
be shown to disadvantage, be handicapped, appear in a poor light
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Translations for 'suffer'
British English: suffer /ˈsʌfə/ VERB
If you suffer pain or an illness, or if you suffer from a pain or illness, you are badly affected by it.
She was very ill, and suffering great pain.
He was suffering from cancer.
- American English: suffer
- Arabic: يُعانِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: sofrer
- Chinese: 遭受
- Croatian: patiti
- Czech: trpět
- Danish: lide
- Dutch: lijden
- European Spanish: sufrir
- Finnish: kärsiä
- French: souffrir
- German: leiden
- Greek: υποφέρω
- Italian: soffrire
- Japanese: 被る
- Korean: 괴로워하다
- Norwegian: lide
- Polish: znieść
- European Portuguese: sofrer
- Romanian: a suferi
- Russian: страдать
- Spanish: sufrir
- Swedish: lida av
- Thai: ทนทุกข์ทรมาน
- Turkish: acı çekmek
- Ukrainian: страждати
- Vietnamese: chịu đựng
Definition of suffer from the Collins English Dictionary
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