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sustentar

  
a       vt  
1    (=sujetar)   to hold up, support, bear the weight of
2    (=alimentar)   to sustain, nourish
3      [+familia, hijos]   to support, maintain
4      [+esperanzas]   to sustain, keep alive
5      [+idea, teoría]   to maintain, uphold
6      (Ecología)   to sustain
b    sustentarse      vpr  
sustentarse con      to sustain o.s. with, subsist on  
sustentarse de esperanzas      to live on hopes  
sustentarse del aire      to live on air  
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'sustentar' found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
poderse sustentar apenas
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"sustentar": examples and translations in context
Un pequeño impuesto al carbón puede sustentar un gran subsidio a la energía solar. A small coal tax can support a large solar subsidy.
La historia de Egipto puede sustentar este papel. Egypt's history could support this role.
Dejando al simbionte para sustentar su vida. Leaving it to the symbiote to sustain its life.
Pidieron dinero prestado y lo pusieron a trabajar para sustentar su rentabilidad. They borrowed money and put it to work to sustain their profitability.
Los cinco principios proporcionan importantes ideas que deben sustentar la creación de un nuevo orden internacional justo y equitativo. The Five Principles present important ideas that must underpin the establishment of a fair and equitable new international order.
Sin embargo, es imperativo establecer un marco legislativo mejor para sustentar la lucha contra la violencia. However, it is imperative to establish a better legislative framework to underpin the struggle against violence.
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