withstand-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: resist; endure with resistence

The Constitution has withstood the challenges of a civil war, economic depressions, and great social change.
Poppy seed treats have withstood the taste test of time.
Many soldiers have withstood the worst bombardments without panic.
He withstood the persecutions and taunts of the Democrats in stoic silence.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: withstand.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2