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Pronunciation: /sosteˈnere/

Translation of sostenere in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 7 [figurative] (sopportare, fronteggiare, tollerare)sostenere forti spese
    to go to great expense, to go to a great deal of expense
    non riesce a sostenere questa tensione
    he can't bear this tension
    sostenere l'urto di qualcosa
    to bear o take the brunt of something
    non riusciva a sostenere il suo sguardo sostenere il confronto con qualcuno, qualcosa
    to stand comparison with somebody, something
    sostenere una battaglia elettorale sostenere l'alcol
    to (be able) to hold one's drink o liquor

also: sostenersi verbo pronominale

  • 2 (mantenersi in forma)-rsi con cibi nutrienti
    to sustain oneself with nourishing food

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