Live on - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlaɪv ɑːn|
Brit.  |laɪv ɒn|

verb

- continue to live and avoid dying (syn: endure, go, hold out, hold up, last, live, survive)

Examples

They live on the top floor of the building.

They live on a busy street.

He's been trying to live on a budget of less than $1,500 a month.

We live on a rural route.

We live on a modest budget.

His parents didn't think he was mature enough to live on his own.

an injured worker forced to live on invalidity benefit

She always wanted to live on a lush Caribbean island.

Having laid out his father's fortune into shares, he was able to live on the interest.

I'm afraid that she will not be able to live on her writing.

They live on the outskirts of Paris.

We live on a very busy road.

Most first-year students live on campus.

people who have to live on handouts from the state

She was earning just enough money to live on (=enough but not more than enough).

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