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English definition of “live”

live

verb [I] (STAY ALIVE)    /lɪv/
C2 to stay alive, especially by getting enough money to pay for food, a place to stay, clothing, etc.: For several years she lived by begging. She has an inheritance to live off (US also live off of) so she doesn't need to work. He only agreed to marry her so he could live off her (money).Life and living
(Definition of live verb (STAY ALIVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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