1 tr to live after the death of (another)
he survived his wife by 12 years
2 to continue in existence or use after (a passage of time, an adversity, etc.)
3 Informal to endure (something)
I don't know how I survive such an awful job
(C15: from Old French sourvivre, from Latin supervivere, from super- + vivere to live)
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