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live

  
[1]  
      vb   mainly intr  
1    to show the characteristics of life; be alive  
2    to remain alive or in existence  
3    to exist in a specified way  
to live poorly     
4    usually foll by: in or at   to reside or dwell  
to live in London     
5    often foll by: on   to continue or last  
the pain still lives in her memory     
6    usually foll by: by   to order one's life (according to a certain philosophy, religion, etc.)  
7    foll by: on, upon, or by   to support one's style of life; subsist  
to live by writing     
8    foll by: with   to endure the effects (of a crime, mistake, etc.)  
9    foll by: through   to experience and survive  
he lived through the war     
10    tr   to pass or spend (one's life, etc.)  
11    to enjoy life to the full  
he knows how to live     
12    tr   to put into practice in one's daily life; express  
he lives religion every day     
13    live and let live   to refrain from interfering in others' lives; to be tolerant  
14    where one lives     (U.S.)  
informal   in one's sensitive or defenceless position,   (See also)        live down       live in       live out       live together       live up       live with  
     (Old English libban, lifian; related to Old High German liben, Old Norse lifa)  
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v.
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
exp.
you only live once
[Fam.] acronym
exp.
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
n.
rules concerning what people are owed to or allowed of, according to ethical principles of freedom and applied in society
exp.
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
n.
parent whose children no longer live in the family home
adj.
term used for describing the lifestyle of married or unmarried long-term couples who don't live under the same roof
[Psych.] acronym: LAT. e.g LAT couples, LAT relationships
n.
a government scheme that moves people to a new area (e.g. because a dam is being built where they live)
id.
expression meaning that one should not criticize someone else for a mistake that he/she also makes or a flaw that he/she also has
v.
meet; cross each other's lives; be brought together
E.g.:They crossed paths fifteen years ago and they are best friends since then.
n.
lives humanitarian values, may believe in a God or not.

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