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  ( lives    3rd person present)   ( living    present participle)   ( lived    past tense & past participle  )   (VERB USES)  
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1       verb   If someone lives in a particular place or with a particular person, their home is in that place or with that person.  
She has lived here for 10 years...      V adv/prep  
She always said I ought to live alone...      V adv/prep  
Where do you live?...      V adv/prep  
He still lives with his parents.      V adv/prep  
2       verb   If you say that someone lives in particular circumstances or that they live    a particular kind of life, you mean that they are in those circumstances or that they have that kind of life.      
We lived quite grandly...      V adv/prep  
Compared to people living only a few generations ago, we have greater opportunities to have a good time...      V adv/prep  
We can start living a normal life again now.      V n  
3       verb   If you say that someone lives for a particular thing, you mean that it is the most important thing in their life.  
He lived for his work.      V for n  
4       verb   To live    means to be alive. If someone livesto a particular age, they stay alive until they are that age.      
He's got a terrible disease and will not live long...      V adv  
He lived to be 103...      V to-inf  
Matilda was born in northern Italy in 1046 and apparently lived to a ripe old age...      V to n  
The blue whale is the largest living thing on the planet...      V-ing  
5       verb   If people live by doing a particular activity, they get the money, food, or clothing they need by doing that activity.  
no cont  
...the last indigenous people to live by hunting...      V by -ing/n  
These crimes were committed largely by professional criminals who lived by crime.      V by -ing/n  
6       verb   If you live by a particular rule, belief, or ideal, you behave in the way in which it says you should behave.  
They live by the principle that we are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we want from it.      V by n  
    to live hand to mouth  
    to live beyond your means  
    to live in sin  
    sin   live down      phrasal verb   If you are unable to live down a mistake, failure, or bad reputation, you are unable to make people forget about it.  
Labour was also unable to live down its reputation as the party of high taxes...      V P n (not pron)  
I thought I'd never live it down.      V n P   live off      phrasal verb   If you live off another person, you rely on them to provide you with money.  
...a man who all his life had lived off his father.      V P n   live on   , live off  
1       phrasal verb   If you live on or live off a particular amount of money, you have that amount of money to buy things.  
Even with efficient budgeting, most students are unable to live on £4000 per year...      V P amount  
You'll have enough to live on...      V P amount  
2       phrasal verb   If you live on or live off a particular source of income, that is where you get the money that you need.  
The proportion of Americans living on welfare rose...      V P n  
He's been living off state benefits.      V P n  
3       phrasal verb   If an animal lives on or lives off a particular food, this is the kind of food that it eats.  
The fish live on the plankton...      V P n  
Most species live off aquatic snails.      V P n  
4       phrasal verb   If you say that a person lives on or lives off a particular kind of food, you mean that it seems to be the only thing that they eat, for example because they like it a lot or because they do not have other foods.  
The children live on chips...      V P n  
Their room was bare of furniture and they lived off porridge.      V P n   live on      phrasal verb   If someone lives on, they continue to be alive for a long time after a particular point in time or after a particular event.  
I know my life has been cut short by this terrible virus but Daniel will live on after me.      V P   live out  
1       phrasal verb   If you live out your life in a particular place or in particular circumstances, you stay in that place or in those circumstances until the end of your life or until the end of a particular period of your life.  
Gein did not stand trial but lived out his days in a mental asylum...      V P n (not pron)  
I couldn't live my life out on tour like he does.      V n P  
2       phrasal verb   If you live out a dream or idea, you do the things that you have thought about.  
He began living out his rock `n' roll fantasy during his last year in law school...      V P n (not pron)  
I suppose some people create an idea of who they want to be, and then they live it out.      V n P   live through      phrasal verb   If you live through an unpleasant event or change, you experience it and survive.  
We are too young to have lived through the war...      V P n   live together      phrasal verb   If two people are not married but live in the same house and have a sexual relationship, you can say that they live together.  
The couple had been living together for 16 years.      V P   live up to      phrasal verb   If someone or something lives up to what they were expected to be, they are as good as they were expected to be.  
Sales have not lived up to expectations this year...      V P P n  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
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.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
you only live once
[Fam.] acronym
partner during an event
E.g.: Tom will be her plus one to the party.
adj 1 able to live both on land and in the water, as frogs, toads, etc. 2 designed for operation on or from both water and land 3 relating to military forces and equipment organized for operations launched from the sea against an enemy shore 4 having a dual or mixed nature
parent whose children no longer live in the family home
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
a government scheme that moves people to a new area (e.g. because a dam is being built where they live)
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
be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.
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