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Verb: withstand (withstood)  with'stand or widh'stand
  1. Resist or confront with resistance
    "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear";
    - defy, hold, hold up
  2. Stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    - resist, hold out, stand firm, dispute [archaic]

Derived forms: withstanding, withstands, withstood

See also: keep

Type of: defend, dispute, fight, fight back, fight down, oppose