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Overview of verb survive

The verb survive has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (20) survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out

(continue to live through hardship or adversity; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?")

2. (8) survive, pull through, pull round, come through, make it

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

3. (5) exist, survive, live, subsist

(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. outlive, outlast, survive

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

Overview of adj surviving

The adj surviving has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) surviving, living

(still in existence; "the Wollemi pine found in Australia is a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil"; "the only surviving frontier blockhouse in Pennsylvania") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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