Saturday, October 29, 2011


Resist = fight against; oppose: ‘We shall resist any changes that threaten our personal freedom.’

Can’t stand/bear (= be unable to tolerate; to withstand the action or effect of): ‘I’d like to live in Africa but I don’t think I could bear the heat.’ ‘These walls can resist the high tides.’

Resist sb/sth (WITHOUT to/against): ‘By resisting the Mafia’s attempts to control the region, Steve was putting his own life in danger.’

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