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live1 British & World English

Remain alive

live2 British & World English

Not dead or inanimate; living

live1 English Thesaurus

he was one of the greatest mathematicians who ever lived

live2 English Thesaurus

the use of live bait

go live British & World English

(Of a computer system) become operational

live-in British & World English

(Of a domestic employee) resident in an employer’s house

live off British & World English

Depend on as a source of income or support

live with British & World English

Share a home and have a sexual relationship with (someone to whom one is not married)

live bait British & World English

Small living fish or worms used to entice prey

live blog British & World English

A blog providing a commentary on an event while it takes place, typically in the form of frequent short updates

live-born British & World English

Born alive, not stillborn

live load British & World English

The weight of people or goods in a building or vehicle

live oak British & World English

A large, spreading, evergreen North American oak, which typically supports a large quantity of Spanish moss and other epiphytes

live wire British & World English

An energetic and unpredictable person

live-work British & World English

Denoting or relating to property which combines residential living space with commercial or manufacturing space

live rough British & World English

Live and sleep outdoors as a consequence of having no proper home

live action British & World English

Action in films involving filming real people or animals, as contrasted with animation or computer-generated effects

live birth British & World English

A birth at which a child is born alive

live-stream British & World English

Transmit or receive live video and audio coverage of (an event) over the Internet

live-tweet British & World English

Post comments about (an event) on Twitter while the event is taking place

live weight British & World English

The weight of an animal before it has been slaughtered and prepared as a carcass

live it up British & World English

Spend one’s time in an extremely enjoyable way, typically by being extravagant or engaging in an exciting social life

long live ——! British & World English

Said to express loyalty or support for a specified person or thing

live together British & World English

(Especially of a couple not married to each other) share a home and have a sexual relationship

live up to British & World English

Fulfil (expectations)

live-bearing British & World English

(Of an animal) bearing live young rather than laying eggs; viviparous or ovoviviparous

live in hope British & World English

Be or remain optimistic about something

live in sin British & World English

Live together as though married

live the dream British & World English

Have a lifestyle that is perceived as wonderful or perfect

live dangerously British & World English

Do something risky, especially on a habitual basis

a real live —— British & World English

Used to emphasize the existence or presence of something surprising or unusual

live in or out in live1 British & World English

(Of an employee or student) reside at (or away from) the place where one works or studies

live for in live1 British & World English

Regard as the purpose or most important aspect of one’s life

live and let live British & World English

You should tolerate the opinions and behaviour of others so that they will similarly tolerate your own

live like a king British & World English

Live in great comfort and luxury

live in the past British & World English

Have old-fashioned or outdated ideas and attitudes

live with oneself British & World English

Be able to retain one’s self-respect as a consequence of one’s actions

live something out British & World English

Do in reality that which one has imagined

live off the land British & World English

Live on whatever food one can obtain by hunting, gathering, or subsistence farming

live one's own life British & World English

Follow one’s own plans and principles independently of others

you live and learn British & World English

Used to acknowledge that a fact is new to one

live something down British & World English

Succeed in making others forget something embarrassing that has happened

live by one's wits British & World English

Earn money by clever and sometimes dishonest means, having no regular employment

live for the moment British & World English

Live or act without worrying about the future

live on one's nerves British & World English

Be extremely anxious or tense

lie2 British & World English

Used with reference to a situation involving deception or founded on a mistaken impression

live through in live1 British & World English

Survive (an unpleasant experience or period)

live high on the hog British & World English

Have a luxurious lifestyle


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