[verb] lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the diplomatic negociations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work" Synonyms: prolong, keep up
[verb] 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" Synonyms: suffer, have, get
[verb] provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children" Synonyms: nourish, nurture
[verb] 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" Synonyms: keep, maintain
[verb] 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?" Synonyms: hold, support, hold up
[verb] admit as valid; "The court sustained the motion"