sustain

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Verb[change]

Plain form
sustain

Third-person singular
sustains

Past tense
sustained

Past participle
sustained

Present participle
sustaining

  1. (transitive) If something is sustained, it is maintained.
    I tried to sustain the energy level of the party by playing some rock music.
  2. (transitive) To provide for or nourish (something).
  3. (transitive) If something sustains (an injury etc.), it experiences or suffers (from an injury etc.).
    The soldier sustained multiple shots and carried on to kill the enemy troops.

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