(=sujetar) to hold up, support, bear the weight of
(=alimentar) to sustain, nourish
3 [+familia, hijos] to support, maintain
4 [+esperanzas] to sustain, keep alive
5 [+idea, teoría] to maintain, uphold
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
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary
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