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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Withstand  \With*stand"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Withstood};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Withstanding}.]  [AS.  wi[eth]standan.  See  {With}, 
  prep.,  and  {Stand}.] 
  To  stand  against;  to  oppose;  to  resist,  either  with  physical 
  or  moral  force;  as  to  withstand  an  attack  of  troops;  to 
  withstand  eloquence  or  arguments.  --Piers  Plowman. 
  I  withstood  him  to  the  face.  --Gal.  ii  11. 
  Some  village  Hampden,  that  with  dauntless  breast.  The 
  little  tyrant  of  his  fields  withstood.  --Gray. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  resist  or  confront  with  resistance;  "The  politician  defied 
  public  opinion";  "The  new  material  withstands  even  the 
  greatest  wear  and  tear";  "The  bridge  held"  [syn:  {defy}, 
  {hold},  {hold  up}] 
  2:  stand  up  or  offer  resistance  to  somebody  or  something  [syn: 
  {resist},  {hold  out},  {stand  firm}]  [ant:  {surrender}] 

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