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English definition of “live on sth”

live on sth

verb uk phrasal verb with live   /lɪv/ us  

(MONEY)

B2 If you live on an amount of money, that is the money that you use to buy the things that you need: We lived on very little when we first got married.

(FOOD)

B2 to only eat a particular type of food: I more or less live on pasta.
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