suffer

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Verb[change]

Plain form
suffer

Third-person singular
suffers

Past tense
suffered

Past participle
suffered

Present participle
suffering

  1. (intransitive) When you suffer, you have pain or sadness, or otherwise feel very bad.
    The wound caused him to suffer greatly.
    Hunger can make you suffer a lot.
  2. (intransitive) (usually used before from) If you suffer from a sickness or problem, you have that sickness or problem.
    She suffered from mental illness for years.
    We're suffering from a lack of money right now.