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1    bear, bolster, brace, buttress, carry, hold, hold up, prop, reinforce, shore up, sustain, underpin, uphold  
2    be a source of strength to, buoy up, cherish, encourage, finance, foster, fund, hold (someone's) hand, keep, look after, maintain, nourish, provide for, strengthen, subsidize, succour, sustain, take care of, underwrite  
3    advocate, aid, assist, back, boost (someone's) morale, champion, defend, espouse, forward, go along with, help, promote, second, side with, stand behind, stand up for, stick up for     (informal)   take (someone's) part, take up the cudgels for, uphold  
4    attest to, authenticate, bear out, confirm, corroborate, document, endorse, lend credence to, substantiate, verify  
5    bear, brook, countenance, endure, put up with     (informal)   stand (for), stomach, submit, suffer, thole     (dialect)   tolerate, undergo  
6    abutment, back, brace, foundation, lining, pillar, post, prop, shore, stanchion, stay, stiffener, underpinning  
7    aid, approval, assistance, backing, blessing, championship, comfort, encouragement, espousal, friendship, furtherance, help, loyalty, moral support, patronage, promotion, protection, relief, succour, sustenance  
8    keep, livelihood, maintenance, subsistence, sustenance, upkeep  
9    backbone, backer, comforter, mainstay, prop, second, stay, supporter, tower of strength  
,       vb  
2    live off, sponge off  
3, 4 & 5    challenge, contradict, deny, go against, hinder, hold out against, oppose, refute, reject, stab in the back, turn one's back on, undermine, walk away from  
7 & 9    antagonist, burden, denial, encumbrance, hindrance, impediment, opposition, refutation, rejection, undermining  
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  ( supports    plural & 3rd person present)   ( supporting    present participle)   ( supported    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you support someone or their ideas or aims, you agree with them, and perhaps help them because you want them to succeed.   (=back)     (Antonym: oppose)    The vice president insisted that he supported the hard-working people of New York...      V n  
The National Union of Mineworkers pressed the party to support a total ban on imported coal.      V n  
      Support is also a noun., n-uncount   usu with supp  
The prime minister gave his full support to the government's reforms...     
2       n-uncount   If you give support to someone during a difficult or unhappy time, you are kind to them and help them.  
It was hard to come to terms with her death after all the support she gave to me and the family...     
3       n-uncount   Financial support is money provided to enable an organization to continue. This money is usually provided by the government.  
oft supp N   (=funding)  
...the government's proposal to cut agricultural support by only about 15%.     
4       verb   If you support someone, you provide them with money or the things that they need.  
I have children to support, money to be earned, and a home to be maintained...      V n  
She sold everything she'd ever bought in order to support herself through art school.      V pron-refl  
5       verb   If a fact supports a statement or a theory, it helps to show that it is true or correct.   (=substantiate)  
The Freudian theory about daughters falling in love with their father has little evidence to support it.      V n  
      Support is also a noun., n-uncount   (=evidence)  
The two largest powers in any system must always be major rivals. History offers some support for this view.     
6       verb   If something supports an object, it is underneath the object and holding it up.   (=hold up)  
...the thick wooden posts that supported the ceiling...      V n  
7       n-count   A support is a bar or other object that supports something.  
8       verb   If you supportyourself, you prevent yourself from falling by holding onto something or by leaning on something.  
He supported himself by means of a nearby post.      V pron-refl  
      Support is also a noun., n-uncount  
Alice, very pale, was leaning against him as if for support.     
9       verb   If you support a sports team, you always want them to win and perhaps go regularly to their games.  
Tim, 17, supports Manchester United.      V n  

income support     
In Britain, income support is money that the government gives regularly to people with no income or very low incomes.      n-uncount  
life-support machine        ( life-support machines    plural  ) A life-support machine is the equipment that is used to keep a person alive when they are very ill and cannot breathe without help.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
He is in a coma and on a life-support machine.     
in AM, use respirator     
life-support system        ( life-support systems    plural  ) A life-support system is the same as a life-support machine.      n-count  
support group        ( support groups    plural  ) A support group is an organization run by and for people who have a particular problem or medical condition.      n-count   oft with supp  
She attended a cancer support group at her local hospital.     
technical support     
Technical support is a repair and advice service that some companies such as computer companies provide for their customers, usually by telephone, fax, or e-mail.      n-uncount  
victim support     
Victim support is the giving of help and advice to people who are victims of crime.      n-uncount  
When the attack took place, there were no victim support schemes.     

Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

advanced life support n.
training or Intensive Care in out hospital Intensive care setting
Medical term; See also Mobile Intensive Care Unit

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Basic Life Support
Advanced Life Support
intensive care in out of ICU setting
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Medical term
advanced life support mobile intensive care unit
Medical term
maintain ; bear ; stand ; support ; tolerate
1. [Mil.] a pilot who comes in support of the leading aircraft. He is positionned besides and slightly behind the leading aircraft. 2. [Fig.] a person who helps a friend to approach potential partners
2. this meaning has been popularised by the TV series How I Met Your Mother
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
a group of people who decide to meet and make purchases at a local business. The aim is both to support it and to meet up with the community.
Inspired by the phenomenon of flash mobs, which refers to groups of people mobilized by social media to perform entertaining or unusual acts in public, such as choreographies
Papillex™ is a patented phytoceutical complex formulated to support normal immune system response to HPV naturally.
someone who shows no support or enthusiasm about an idea/proposal/situation
financial support for project provided collectively by a network of people on the Internet
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
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