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English verb: exist

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

SamplesIs there a God?.


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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