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sustain

  

      vt  
   (=keep up)  
  [+interest]  
nourrir  
  [+effort, growth]  
maintenir  
The problem was how to create and sustain public interest.      Le problème était de savoir comment éveiller et nourrir l'intérêt du public.  
   (=keep going)  
  [+person]  
  (physically)    permettre de tenir  
→ the cash crop would sustain them through the lean times        
→ They had nothing to sustain them all day except two cups of coffee.        
One slice of bread was not going to sustain me for long.      Une tranche de pain ne me permettrait pas de tenir longtemps.  
   (=keep going)  
  [+person]  
  (mentally)    I am sustained by letters of support.      Je trouve des forces dans les lettres de soutien que je reçois.  
   (=suffer)  
  [+damage, defeat, loss]  
subir  
  [+wound, injury]  
recevoir  
→ He sustained a serious wound in the battle.        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
sustain v.
supporter
[Bus.]

Additional comments:

fred19641927:

nourrir, maintenir, subir

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
v.
subir une perte
n.
pédale de sourdine
v.
subir des pertes
v.
subir une perte
[Bus.]
v.
maintenir le vide
[Tech.] active pumping sustains the vacuum inside the evacuated container = le pompage maintient le vide dans l'enceinte étanche
exp.
être victime de blessures
exp.
être sérieusement blessé
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'sustain' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
v.
sustain (vt.)
[Bus.]
v.
suffer / sustain a Ioss
[Bus.]
v.
incur losses ; sustain losses ; suffer casualties
[Bus.]
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