sustain

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sustain(
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Un verbo transitivo es un verbo que requiere de un objeto directo (p.ej. Yo compré un libro.).
verbo transitivo
1. (dar continuidad)
a. sostener
The runner struggled hard to sustain the pace.El corredor se esforzaba mucho para sostener el ritmo.
b. mantener
She resorts to games in order to sustain her students' interest when teaching math.Recurre al uso de juegos para mantener el interés de sus alumnos cuando enseña matemáticas.
2. (soportar)
a. sufrir
The patient sustained a punctured lung.El paciente sufrió la perforación del pulmón.
b. recibir
A patient who has sustained a hard blow to his head has to be thoroughly evaluated.Es necesario revisar con todo cuidado a un paciente que haya recibido un golpe fuerte en la cabeza.
c. padecer (derrota)
The army sustained one defeat after another.El ejército padeció una derrota tras otra.
3. (nutrir)
a. mantener (cultivos)
Some nutrients need to be added to sustain these crops.Es necesario añadir nutrientes para mantener estos cultivos.
b. sostener (una familia)
Her salary was barely enough to sustain her family.Su sueldo apenas bastaba para sostener a su familia.
4. (aguantar)
a. sostener
The cheerleaders on the bottom of the pyramid weren't able to sustain the weight.Las animadoras que estaban en la base de la pirámide no podían sostener el peso.
b. soportar
A center pillar sustains the load of the roof.Una columna central soporta la carga del techo.
5. (validar)
a. respaldar (demanda)
The insurance company wouldn't sustain the claim because the driver was under the influence of drugs.La compañía de seguro no respaldaría la demanda porque el conductor estaba bajo los efectos de drogas.
b. confirmar (carga)
We can't sustain these allegations until we have proof.No podemos confirmar estas alegaciones hasta que tengamos pruebas.
c. corroborar (carga)
The judged ruled that the evidence sustained a finding of harassment.El juez dictaminó que la evidencia corroboraba el veredicto de acoso.
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sustain
Un verbo transitivo es un verbo que requiere de un objeto directo (p.ej. Yo compré un libro.).
verbo transitivo
1. (weight, growth, life)
a. sostener
2. (derecho)
a.
objection sustainedse admite la protesta
3. (loss, attack)
a. sufrir
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sustain [səsˈteɪn]
verbo transitivo
1 (keep going) [+interest, relationship, marriage] mantener
he seemed unable to sustain a relationship
[+effort] sostener; continuar; [+life] sustentar
it is the light that nourishes, feeds and sustains all life (Mús)
[+note] sostener
the economy was not able to sustain a long war la economía no podía soportar una guerra larga
the problem was how to create and sustain public interest the problem now facing the ministry was how to sustain their efforts for long enough to achieve a satisfactory peace settlement their entry into the drug trade has been a means of sustaining their activities financially they do not have enough money to sustain a strike Mandela has to be patient if he's to sustain his position as a great international figure the irony is that he could probably have sustained his position without resorting to violence the band now need new material with which to sustain their success
2 (suffer) [+attack] sufrir (y rechazar); [+damage, loss] sufrir; [+injury] recibir; sufrir; [+defeat] padecer
he sustained great provocation every aircraft in there has sustained some damage a tourist died last night of injuries sustained in the bomb blast
both ships sustained minor damage ambos buques sufrieron daños de menor consideración
3 (support) [+weight] sostener; apoyar; [+theory] confirmar; corroborar
it is his belief in God that sustains him su fe en Dios es lo que lo sostiene or mantiene
the foundations were not strong enough to sustain the weight of the house the cash dividends they get from the cash crop would sustain them during the lean season he turned to armed robbery to sustain his heroin habit I am sustained by letters of support and what people say to me
4 (Jur) (uphold) [+objection] admitir; [+claim] corroborar; respaldar; [+charge] confirmar; corroborar
objection sustained la objeción está admitida
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