Withstand

Definition of Withstand

With`stand´
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Withstood ; p. pr. & vb. n. Withstanding.]
I withstood him to the face.
- Gal. ii. 11.
Some village Hampden, that, with dauntless breast.
The little tyrant of his fields withstood.
- Gray.

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