subsistir

subsistir(
soob
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sees
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teer
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to stay alive)
a. to survive
El náufrago subsistió dos semanas en la isla hasta que fue rescatado.The castaway survived two weeks on the island until he was rescued.
b. to subsist
Las plantas subsistieron pese a las extremas condiciones climáticas.The plants managed to subsist in the adverse environmental conditions.
2. (to continue existing)
a. to persist
Esta costumbre aún subsiste entre los grupos más conservadores.This custom still persists among the more conservative groups.
b. to survive
El cuento subsistió gracias a la tradición oral.The tale survived thanks to oral tradition.
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subsistir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (vivir)
a. to live, to exist
2. (sobrevivir)
a. to survive
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subsistir
intransitive verb
1 (malvivir) to subsist; live;con, de on; (perdurar) to survive; endure
todavía subsiste el edificio the building is still standing; es una creencia que subsiste it is a belief which still exists; sin ayuda económica no podrá subsistir el colegio the school will not be able to survive without financial aid
2 (And) (vivir juntos) to live together
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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