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Part of speech: Verb

To hold up or support; as, to sustain a weight; maintain or keep up; as, to sustain an argument; support, or keep alive; as, food sustains life; undergo; as, to sustain a money loss; bear; endure without falling; as, to sustain a blow; keep up the courage or spirits of; as, his faith sustained him; prove; strengthen; as, to sustain a charge, at law; support or admit as just and true.

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