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sustain

1 verb maintain, keep going TRANSITIVEcothaigh verb  c m ucoimeád ag imeachtto sustain the body an corp a choinneáil beoto sustain growth fás a chothúto sustain sb an anáil a choinneáil i nduine, an dé a choinneáil i nduineto sustain a note nóta a choinneáil, leanúint de nóta, fad a bhaint as nóta 2 verb suffer TRANSITIVEfulaing verb  c m uhe sustained an injury bhain gortú dó, d'éirigh gortú dó, gortaíodh éthey sustained huge losses bhain caillteanais ollmhóra dóibh
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3 verb uphold LAW TRANSITIVEceadaigh verb  c m uto sustain an objection agóid a cheadú 4 verb tolerate, bear TRANSITIVEiompair verb  c m uthe bridge couldn't sustain the weight ní fhéadfadh an droichead an meáchan a thógáil, ní thiocfadh leis an droichead an meáchan a iompar, ní raibh an droichead in ann ag an meáchan

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