suffer

suffer
verb
1 PAIN (I, T) to experience physical or mental pain: At least he died suddenly and didn't suffer.
(+ from): Simon suffers from migraines. | I/you/she will suffer for it (=will feel very ill or sore): I know I'll suffer for it in the morning, but give me another gin.
2 BAD SITUATION (I, T) to be in a very bad situation that makes things very difficult for you: Small businesses have suffered financially during the recession. | suffer the consequences (=be punished): If you break the law, you must be prepared to suffer the consequences.
3 EXPERIENCE (T) if someone suffers an unpleasant or difficult experience, it happens to them: suffer a defeat: The Democrats have just suffered a huge defeat in the polls. | suffer damage/injury/loss: The car suffered severe damage in the accident.
4 WORSE (I) to become worse in quality because a bad situation is affecting something or because nobody is taking care of it: The ferry operators denied that safety would suffer if costs were cut.
5 not suffer fools gladly to not be patient with people you think are stupid
6 suffer sb to do sth old use to allow someone to do something

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Suffer — Suf fer, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suffered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suffering}.] [OE. suffren, soffren, OF. sufrir, sofrir, F. souffrir, (assumed) LL. sofferire, for L. sufferre; sub under + ferre to bear, akin to E. bear. See {Bear} to support.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suffer — Studioalbum von Bad Religion Veröffentlichung 1988 Label Epitaph Records Format …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • suffer — I (permit) verb abide, accede, accept, acquiesce, allow, assent, authorize, be reconciled, be resigned, bear with, brook, comply, concede, consent, empower, give consent, give leave, give permission, grant, grant permission, indulge, let, license …   Law dictionary

  • Suffer — Suf fer, v. i. 1. To feel or undergo pain of body or mind; to bear what is inconvenient; as, we suffer from pain, sickness, or sorrow; we suffer with anxiety. [1913 Webster] O well for him whose will is strong! He suffers, but he will not suffer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suffer — Álbum de estudio de Bad Religion Publicación 1 de noviembre de 1988 Grabación abril de 1988, en Westbeach Recorders, Hollywood, California Género(s) Punk rock …   Wikipedia Español

  • suffer — [suf′ər] vt. [ME suffren < Anglo Fr suffrir < OFr sofrir < VL * sufferire, for L sufferre, to undergo, endure < sub ,SUB + ferre, to BEAR1] 1. to undergo (something painful or unpleasant, as injury, grief, a loss, etc.); be afflicted… …   English World dictionary

  • Suffer — est le 3e album de Bad Religion, sorti en 1988 chez Epitaph. Liste des morceaux « You Are (The Government) » « 1000 More Fools » « How Much Is Enough? » « When? » « Give You Nothing » « Land… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • suffer — [v1] be in pain ache, agonize, ail, be affected, be at disadvantage, be convulsed, be handicapped, be impaired, be racked, be wounded, brave, complain of, deteriorate, droop, endure, experience, fall off, feel wretched, flag, get, go through,… …   New thesaurus

  • suffer — ► VERB 1) experience or be subjected to (something bad or unpleasant). 2) (suffer from) be affected by or subject to (an illness or ailment). 3) become or appear worse in quality. 4) archaic tolerate. 5) archaic allow (someone) to do something.… …   English terms dictionary

  • suffer — early 13c., to be made to undergo, endure (pain, death, punishment, judgment, grief), from Anglo Fr. suffrir, from O.Fr. sufrir, from V.L. *sufferire, variant of L. sufferre to bear, undergo, endure, carry or put under, from sub up, under (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • suffer — 1 *bear, endure, abide, tolerate, stand, brook Analogous words: accept, *receive, admit: *yield, submit, bow 2 *experience, undergo, sustain Analogous words: submit, succumb, defer, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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