|Origin:||withstandan, from with 'against' + standan 'to stand'|
with‧stand past tense and past participle withstood [transitive]
to be strong enough to remain unharmed by something such as great heat, cold, pressure etc [= resist, stand up to]:
This fabric can withstand steam and high temperatures.
to defend yourself successfully against people who attack, criticize, or oppose you [= stand up to]:
The Chancellor has withstood the criticism and held firm.