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live with

Definition of live with in English:

1Share a home and have a sexual relationship with (someone to whom one is not married): Fran was now living with a man fourteen years older than her
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  • Barry knew of the relationship but continued to live with Amanda in the hope that the affair would end.
  • He married four times, and at one stage was living with one woman in London and another in the country, at weekends.
  • He said that he lived with his partner and her children, one of whom is disabled, and they treat him as their father.
2Accept or tolerate (something unpleasant): our marriage was a failure—you have to learn to live with that fact
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  • It is a problem he has learned to live with and rugby and the exercise involved has helped him cope.
  • In the years since, Anne-Marie and her family have learned to live with epilepsy.
  • The people of Fulford need to accept that their properties are near a road and learn to live with the traffic.
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