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Dictionary definition for: Survive

1. (v) continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days" "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America" "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents"

2. (v) continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.) "He survived the cancer against all odds"

3. (v) support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage" "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?" "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"

4. (v) live longer than; "She outlived her husband by many years"

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