sustain

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/səˈsteɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/səˈsteɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sə stān)


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sustain

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. sustain a [structure] with [pillars, beams, steel]
  2. the [bridge, beams] [can, must, will] sustain the weight
  3. sustain the weight of the [vehicles, roof]
  4. sustain [the heat, these levels, his weight, a note]
  5. sustain a [motion, conviction, objection]
  6. the [motion] was sustained
  7. sustain a [family, charity, child]
  8. enough (food) to sustain him
  9. they were sustained by [handouts, charity, their family]
  10. sustain [severe, heavy, drastic] losses
  11. sustain (severe) [injuries, losses, blows]
  12. compensated for [all losses, any injury, any damage] sustained
  13. sustain [a conversation, efforts, growth]
n
  1. has no sustain
  2. the [guitarist, keyboard player] used sustain
  3. held her sustain on the high notes
n as adj
  1. [used, stepped on] the sustain pedal
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