1. Lengthen or extend in duration or space (synset 202685340)
    "We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"
  2. Undergo (as of injuries and illnesses) (synset 200065410)
    "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle"
  3. Provide with nourishment (synset 201205348)
    "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
  4. Supply with necessities and support (synset 201187158)
    "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"
  5. Be the physical support of;
    Carry the weight of (synset 201219607)
    "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
  6. Admit as valid (synset 200820083)
    "The court sustained the motion"
  7. Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts (synset 200667804)
    "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"

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