sustain injuries

sustain injuries
be wounded, be hurt

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • sustain — Fowler s view in 1926 was that ‘sustain as a synonym for suffer or receive or get belongs to the class of formal words, and is better avoided’, and its use in the contexts of injuries, losses, hardship, etc., is still widely disliked. Fowler was… …   Modern English usage

  • sustain — 01. The cheetah can run at speeds of over 80 km/h, but can only [sustain] that speed for a very short time. 02. We need to find a [sustainable] energy source to replace our fossils fuels because eventually there won t be any oil or gas left. 03.… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • sustain — sus|tain W3 [səˈsteın] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(make something continue)¦ 2¦(suffer)¦ 3¦(food/drink)¦ 4¦(give strength)¦ 5¦(weight)¦ 6¦(idea)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: sustenir, from Latin sustinere …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sustain */*/ — UK [səˈsteɪn] / US verb [transitive] Word forms sustain : present tense I/you/we/they sustain he/she/it sustains present participle sustaining past tense sustained past participle sustained 1) to provide the conditions in which something can… …   English dictionary

  • sustain — [[t]səste͟ɪn[/t]] ♦♦♦ sustains, sustaining, sustained 1) VERB If you sustain something, you continue it or maintain it for a period of time. [V n] But he has sustained his fierce social conscience from young adulthood through old age... [V n] The …   English dictionary

  • sustain — verb 1) the balcony might not sustain the weight Syn: bear, support, carry, stand, keep up, prop up, shore up, underpin 2) her memories sustained her Syn: comfort, help, assist, enco …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • sustain — sus|tain [ sə steın ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to provide the conditions in which something can happen or exist: Only two of the planets could sustain life. Analysts believe present economic growth can be sustained without inflation. 2. ) FORMAL… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sustain — verb 1) her memories sustained her Syn: comfort, help, assist, encourage, support, give strength to, buoy up 2) they were unable to sustain a coalition Syn: continue, carry on, keep up …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • sustain — [səˈsteɪn] verb [T] 1) to provide the conditions that allow something to happen or exist Only two of the planets could sustain life.[/ex] Can the country s economic growth be sustained?[/ex] 2) formal to give someone strength, energy, or hope A… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 2007 USC Trojans football team — NCAATeamFootballSeason Year=2007 Team=USC Trojans Conference=Pac 10 Conference Division= ShortConference=Pac 10 Record=11–2 ConfRecord=7–2 BCSRank= CoachRank=2 APRank=3 HeadCoach=Pete Carroll OffCoach=Steve Sarkisian DefCoach=Nick Holt… …   Wikipedia

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