withstand

In the story of the three little pigs, only the house made of brick was able to withstand the huffing and puffing of the Big Bad Wolf. To withstand is to hold up against something strong.

Withstand means to stand your ground against a powerful and negative force. A lot of toys can withstand rough treatment, but CDs definitely can't. And hopefully, you can withstand the pressures of school and work! If you can withstand a lot of criticism, it means you can take it without giving up.

Definitions of withstand
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v resist or confront with resistance

“The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear”
Synonyms:
defy, hold, hold up
Types:
brave, brave out, endure, weather
face and withstand with courage
Type of:
hold out, resist, stand firm
stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

v stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

Synonyms:
hold out, resist, stand firm
Antonyms:
give up, surrender
give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another
Types:
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stand out
be stubborn in resolution or resistance
stand up
refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack
outbrave
resist bravely
hold off
resist and fight to a standoff
remain firm, stand
hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright
defy, hold, hold up
resist or confront with resistance
brave, brave out, endure, weather
face and withstand with courage
Type of:
defend, fight, fight back, fight down, oppose
fight against or resist strongly

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