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sustain 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/səˈstān/,
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sustains, 3rd person singular present; sustained, past participle; sustaining, present participle; sustained, past tense;
  1. Strengthen or support physically or mentally
    • - this thought had sustained him throughout the years
    • - a sustaining breakfast of bacon and eggs
  2. Cause to continue or be prolonged for an extended period or without interruption
    • - he cannot sustain a normal conversation
  3. (of a performer) Represent (a part or character) convincingly
    • - he sustained the role with burly resilience
  4. Bear (the weight of an object) without breaking or falling
    • - he sagged against her so that she could barely sustain his weight
    • - his health will no longer enable him to sustain the heavy burdens of office
  5. Undergo or suffer (something unpleasant, esp. an injury)
    • - he died after sustaining severe head injuries
  6. Uphold, affirm, or confirm the justice or validity of
    • - the allegations of discrimination were sustained
Noun
  1. An effect or facility on a keyboard or electronic instrument whereby a note can be sustained after the key is released


  1. prolong: lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"
  2. suffer: undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle"
  3. nourish: provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
  4. supply with necessities and support; "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"
  5. hold: be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
  6. admit as valid; "The court sustained the motion"
  7. In music, sustain is a parameter of musical sound over time. As its name implies, it denotes the period of time during which the sound remains before it becomes inaudible, or silent.
  8. Sustain is the fifth studio album from Buck-O-Nine and was released in the United States on August 7, 2007 on Asian Man Records and in Canada on September 6, 2007 by Stomp Records .
  9. Small Unit Space Transport and Insertion or SUSTAIN is a concept first proposed in 2002 by the United States Marine Corps to deploy Marines via spaceflight to any location on Earth.
  10. (Sustainment (military)) Military logistics is the art and science of planning and carrying out the movement and maintenance of military forces. ...
  11. A mechanism which can be used to hold a note, as the right pedal on a piano; To maintain (something), or keep it in existence; To provide for or nourish (something); To encourage (something); To experience or suffer (an injury, etc.); To confirm, prove, or corroborate (something)
  12. (sustained) held continuously at a certain level; held at a certain pitch
  13. (SUSTAINED) An electrical interruption that lasts longer that one minute.
  14. (Sustained) Continuing for some time. It is most commonly used in relation to wind, as when a meteorologist says, "sustained winds at 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 miles per hour." It is also used to refer to rain that continues over a relatively long time. ...
  15. (Sustained) To decide in favor of an objection of a party.
  16. (Sustained) When applied to quantity the duration of a voltage interruption, refers to the time frame associated with a long duration variation (i.e., greater than 1 minute).
  17. (Sustained) describes an aroma that remains a long time in the mouth.
  18. (Sustained) the use of this word in the dance field usually refers to its meaning inside the frame of Rudolph Laban’s effort-shape theory. ‘Sustained’ is an effort quality that can be applied to the execution of the main factor ‘TIME’ (see the definition of ‘Dynamics’ above to expand). ...
  19. (SUSTAINING) A procedure where the entire church body ratifies the calling of persons to various church positions. They do this by having members raise their right hands. ...
  20. (Sustaining) any person 18 years of age minimum retains SATRA non-rider membership. May upgrade to Individual or Family membership during the year provided minimum SATRA work requirements are being met, difference of membership fee applies. Current Sustaining membership of $25.00.
  21. (sustaining) innovation/competition v. disruptive innovation/competition
  22. (sustainment) (JP 1-02) - The provision of personnel, logistic, and other support required to maintain and prolong operations or combat until successful accomplishment or revision of the mission or of the national objective.
  23. (Sustainment) Maintenance and repair activities necessary to keep an inventory of facilities in good working order.
  24. (Sustainment) The processes used to ensure that a product can be utilized operationally by its end users or customers. Sustainment ensures that maintenance is done such that the product is in an operable condition whether the product is in use or not by customers or end users.
  25. A court ruling upholding an objection or a motion.