be, continue, eke out an existence, endure, exist, keep going, keep one's head above water, last, live, make ends meet, remain, stay alive, survive, sustain oneself
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subsist ( subsists 3rd person present) ( subsisting present participle) ( subsisted past tense & past participle ) If people subsist, they are just able to obtain the food or money that they need in order to stay alive.
The prisoners subsisted on one mug of the worst quality porridge three times a day... V on n
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