last-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: continue to be available

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[inanimate] LAST (NP2[beneficiary]) (NP) NP1[inanimate] LAST (NP2[beneficiary]) (PP[temporal])
NOTE: implies the subject NP is a quantity that is consumed over time.

We brought enough food to last us a week.
Get a free watch with your purchase, while supplies last.
This snack will have to last you until dinner. (suffice to meet your needs)
This bottle of shampoo only lasted (me) a week.
These memories will last us a lifetime. (figurative extension)

PropBank: last.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: exist, persist, live

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1 LAST (PP[temporal]) NP1 LAST (NP2)
NOTE: implies the ongoing persistence of a single entity, the subject NP
NOTE: this sense does not occur with the optional recipient of Sense 1 above. Includes: LAST OUT

"A person can last up to 30 days without food."
"Trust me, you won't last a day in that job."
These cars are built to last.
"These superstitions will last in the backwaters of America."
He doubts the new hire will last out the training program.
Their romance won't last.
The patient isn't expected to last the night.

PropBank: last.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2