Translation of subsist in Spanish:


subsistir, v.

Pronunciation /səbˈsɪst//səbˈsɪst/

intransitive verb

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    to subsist on sth
    • we subsisted on bread and rice subsistimos a base de pan y arroz
    • The beast subsisted on a diet of swamp things, but was known to occasionally snack on wayward lumberjacks and other unfortunates.
    • Although they had provisions to last a few days, they subsisted on bare minimum of rice gruel for energy to stay afloat.
    • I joined a hunger strike at Northwestern and subsisted on liquids for almost a week, but went off it when I almost fainted.
    • According to the Centre for the Defense of the Consumer, minimum wage income in urban areas covers only one fifth of basic living expenses, and many people subsist on the volatile income of the informal economy.
    • These prisoners faced frequent beatings by superiors, subsisted on an inadequate diet, and lacked the clothing or boots needed for working in the cold, rugged terrain.
    • Up until the 1920s, in the mountain ranges of Westmoreland and south into Fayette, many small farmers subsisted on bear meat, preferable to venison, and considered by many to be juicier and better than beef.
    • Attaining such enhancements will surely require serious increases in funding to Inuit broadcast organizations, most of which presently subsist on bare bones budgets.
    • All the Indian breeds have certain common characteristics; they are hardy, resistant to diseases, can withstand harsh ecological conditions and subsist on a low level of nutrition.
    • When he was 5, his adoptive father died, and he and his mother and half-brother subsisted on $100 a month.
    • Ramachari and his family subsisted on the income that he was able to generate from making farming implements for the farmers who lived around him in the village.
    • There are medical terms that would account for the facts that he muffled himself in mittens and woolly hats, that he subsisted on a terrifying diet of pills of all descriptions.
    • While debate continues about regulating traditional Inuit foods, especially in the wake of Mad Cow disease, thousands of Nunavut families enjoy year-round the same kind of meat and fish their ancestors subsisted on.
    • He subsisted on a case of Pepsi he found, and a large bag of dry dog food.
    • Li labored all day in the icy cold, subsisted on watery soup, and spent the evenings in exhausting self-criticism sessions or on even more exhausting forced marches.
    • It becomes normal to see these hugely important capitalist types walking through hotel lobbies, normal to subsist on free croissants and fruit nicked from the Really Big Consultants' office next door.
    • We subsisted on rabbit stew and similar one-pot wonders.
    • The Old Firm clubs attract a combined attendance of 110,000 to every home game, but subsist on 20 per cent of the television revenue level of Premiership sides.
    • The mountains, for the most part, had been ignored by the tiny seaside town that barely managed to subsist on the fish it caught each year.
    • He lost an eye and both hands while on missionary work in Afghanistan and has had to subsist on benefits ever since.
    • Louise, from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, told a Press conference at the state emergency headquarters in Tully how she ate a banana during the first hour of her walk, but was then left to subsist on a diet of chewing gum.