survive
1. [ verb ] continue to live; endure or last
Synonyms: live last endure go hold_up hold_out live_on
Examples:

"We went without water and food for 3 days" "The legend of Elvis lives on" "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America" "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents"

Related terms: stand_up live_out perennate exist be be
2. [ verb ] (work) support oneself by doing a certain type of work
Synonyms: live last endure live_on go hold_up live_off hold_out live_by exist_by
Examples:

"She lives on the meager income from her writing"

Related terms: exist stand_up live_out perennate exist be be
3. [ verb ] continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
Synonyms: make_it come_through pull_round pull_through
Examples:

"He survived the cancer against all odds"

Related terms: succumb overcome recuperate
4. [ verb ] support oneself
Synonyms: live exist subsist
Examples:

"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"

Related terms: live_on breathe indwell freewheel live_on live_on live_on survivor
5. [ verb ] live longer than
Synonyms: outlive outlast
Examples:

"She outlived her husband by many years"

Related terms: survivor be
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