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withstand

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwithstandwith‧stand /wɪðˈstænd, wɪθ-/ ●○○ verb (past tense and past participle withstood /-ˈstʊd/) [transitive]  1 STAND/BEARto be strong enough to remain unharmed by something such as great heat, cold, pressure etc syn resist, stand up to This fabric can withstand steam and high temperatures.2 DEFENDto defend yourself successfully against people who attack, criticize, or oppose you syn stand up to The Chancellor has withstood the criticism and held firm.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
withstandThe bridge is built to withstand an earthquake of 8.3 magnitude.Rear-facing safety seats can not withstand deployment of an airbag, the agency said.Working copy: not likely to withstand further toil.The plant is sensitive to alkaline conditions and prefers cool waters but temporarily withstands higher temperatures.An epidemic of such proportions that nothing could withstand it.It can withstand knocks, is low-odour and quick-drying.Owens has withstood many attacks on his leadership.Lind also installed carpeting that could withstand the impact of the wheels.It must also be robust enough to withstand the wear and tear of the postal system and the editor's desk.They might dislike what he did but could not withstand what he was as a result of doing it.
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Verb table
withstand
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywithstand
he, she, itwithstands
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywithstood
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave withstood
he, she, ithas withstood
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad withstood
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill withstand
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have withstood
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam withstanding
he, she, itis withstanding
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you, we, theyare withstanding
Past
I, he, she, itwas withstanding
you, we, theywere withstanding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been withstanding
he, she, ithas been withstanding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been withstanding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be withstanding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been withstanding
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