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sustain

US [səˈsteɪn]
UK [sə'steɪn]
  • v.支持;支撑;遭受;证实
  • Web维持;持续;延音
Simple Present:sustains  Present Participle:sustaining  Past Tense:sustained  
sustain
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v.
1.
~ sb/sth
维持(生命、生存)to provide enough of what sb/sth needs in order to live or exist
Which planets can sustain life?
哪些行星可以维持生命的存在?
The love and support of his family sustained him during his time in prison.
家人的关爱和支持帮助他度过了狱中的岁月。
2.
~ sth
使保持;使稳定持续to make sth continue for some time without becoming less
a period of sustained economic growth
经济持续增长的时期
a sustained attack
持续的攻击
She managed to sustain everyone's interest until the end of her speech.
她使每个人兴趣盎然,一直听她把话讲完。
3.
~ sth
遭受;蒙受;经受to experience sth bad
to sustain damage/an injury/a defeat
遭受损失;受伤;遭到失败
The company sustained losses of millions of dollars.
公司遭受了数百万元计的巨大损失。
4.
~ sth
证明;证实to provide evidence to support an opinion, a theory, etc.
The evidence is not detailed enough to sustain his argument.
这一证据过于笼统,不足以证明他的论点。
5.
~ sth
支撑;承受住to support a weight without breaking or falling
The ice will not sustain your weight.
这冰承受不了你的体重。
6.
~ sth
认可;确认;准许;支持to decide that a claim, etc. is valid
The court sustained his claim that the contract was illegal.
法庭支持他的主张,认定该合同不合法。
Objection sustained !(= said by a judge when a lawyer makes an objection in court)
反对有效!

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