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English verb: exist

1. exist (stative) have an existence, be extant


SamplesIs there a God?.


Synonymsbe


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)coexist, come, consist, distribute, dwell, dwell, endanger, flow, hold, imperil, indwell, inhabit, jeopardise, jeopardize, kick about, kick around, knock about, lie, lie in, menace, obtain, peril, preexist, prevail, threaten

2. exist (stative) support oneself


SamplesHe could barely exist on such a low wage.
Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?.
Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day.


Synonymslive, subsist, survive


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s on something.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)breathe, drift, freewheel


Verb groupendure, go, hold out, hold up, last, live, live on, survive









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