sur·vive /sɝˈvaɪv/ 動詞
Sur·vive v. t. [imp. & p. p. Survived p. pr. & vb. n. Surviving.] To live beyond the life or existence of; to live longer than; to outlive; to outlast; as, to survive a person or an event.
I'll assure her of
Her widowhood, be it that she survive me,
In all my lands and leases whatsoever. --Shak.
Sur·vive, v. i. To remain alive; to continue to live.
Which, when no other enemy survives,
Still conquers all the conquerors. --Sir J. Denham.
Alike are life and death,
When life in death survives. --Longfellow.
v 1: continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and
food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the
backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived
through several very serious accidents" [syn: last, live,
live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out]
2: continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.); "He
survived the cancer against all odds" [syn: pull through,
pull round, come through, make it] [ant: succumb]
3: support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage";
"Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many
people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day" [syn: exist,
4: live longer than; "She outlived her husband by many years"
[syn: outlive, outlast]