ADV. long Your car will last longer if you look after it. | forever, indefinitely Nothing lasts forever.
With care, the vines will last indefinitely. | never Happiness never lasts.
VERB + LAST can/cannot, could (not) The storm could last quite a long time. | will/won't, would (not) The kids are all very enthusiastic, but it won't last?it never does. | be likely/unlikely to I always thought his popularity was unlikely to last. | be expected to | seem to The journey seemed to last forever. | be built to This house was built to last.
PREP. for The war lasted for three years. | into The celebrations lasted well into the next week. | until The trial is expected to last until the end of the week.
PHRASES while sth lasts Make the most of this feeling while it lasts.