withstand


withstand
verb
VERB + WITHSTAND
be able to, be unable to, can
manage to
be built to, be designed to, be made to

The wooden boat was built to withstand just about every weather condition at sea.

be robust enough to, be strong enough to

The building is strong enough to withstand an earthquake.

The material is strong enough to withstand hurricane-force winds.

enable sth to, help sth (to)
PHRASES
the ability to withstand sth, the strength to withstand sth
be capable of withstanding sth
Withstand is used with these nouns as the object: ↑assault, ↑attack, ↑barrage, ↑bombardment, ↑challenge, ↑cross-examination, ↑drought, ↑earthquake, ↑heat, ↑impact, ↑onslaught, ↑pain, ↑pressure, ↑rigour, ↑scrutiny, ↑siege, ↑stress, ↑temperature, ↑wear, ↑wind

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  • Withstand — With*stand , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Withstood}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Withstanding}.] [AS. wi[eth]standan. See {With}, prep., and {Stand}.] To stand against; to oppose; to resist, either with physical or moral force; as, to withstand an attack of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • withstand — I verb block, breast, challenge, check, confront, contravene, cope with, counteract, countercheck, countervail, defy, endure, face, face danger, face up to, fight, foil, hamper, hinder, hold out, impede, inhibit, interrupt, last, obsistere,… …   Law dictionary

  • withstand — [with stand′, withstand′] vt., vi. withstood, withstanding [ME withstanden < OE withstandan: see WITH & STAND] to oppose, resist, or endure, esp. in a successful way …   English World dictionary

  • withstand — O.E. wiðstandan, from wið against (see WITH (Cf. with)) + standan to stand (see STAND (Cf. stand) (v.)); perhaps a loan translation of L. resistere to resist (see RESIST (Cf. resist)). Cf. O.N …   Etymology dictionary

  • withstand — *resist, contest, oppose, fight, combat, conflict, antagonize Analogous words: *bear, endure, stand, tolerate, suffer: thwart, baffle, balk, foil, *frustrate: assail, *attack, assault Contrasted words: submit, *yield, capitulate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • withstand — [v] endure, bear brace, brave, buck, combat, confront, contest, cope, cross, defy, dispute, duel, face, fight, fly in the face of*, grapple with, hang on*, hang tough*, hold off*, hold one’s ground*, hold out*, oppose, prevail against, put up… …   New thesaurus

  • withstand — ► VERB (past and past part. withstood) 1) remain undamaged or unaffected by. 2) offer strong resistance or opposition to …   English terms dictionary

  • withstand — UK [wɪðˈstænd] / US verb [transitive] Word forms withstand : present tense I/you/we/they withstand he/she/it withstands present participle withstanding past tense withstood UK [wɪðˈstʊd] / US past participle withstood 1) to be strong enough not… …   English dictionary

  • withstand — with|stand [ wıð stænd ] (past tense and past participle with|stood [ wıð stud ] ) verb transitive 1. ) to be strong enough not to be harmed or destroyed by something: The bunker is designed to withstand a nuclear blast. plants that can withstand …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • withstand — withstander, n. withstandingness, n. /with stand , widh /, v., withstood, withstanding. v.t. 1. to stand or hold out against; resist or oppose, esp. successfully: to withstand rust; to withstand the invaders; to withstand temptation. v.i. 2. to… …   Universalium


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