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  • establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    • his story confirmed my doubts
    • The evidence supports the defendant
  • admit as valid
    • The court sustained the motion
  • be the physical support of; carry the weight of
    • The beam holds up the roof
    • He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam
    • What's holding that mirror?
  • supply with necessities and support
    • She alone sustained her family
    • The money will sustain our good cause
    • There's little to earn and many to keep
  • provide with nourishment
    • We sustained ourselves on bread and water
    • This kind of food is not nourishing for young children
  • undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
    • 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
  • lengthen or extend in duration or space
    • We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible
    • prolong the treatment of the patient
    • keep up the good work
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