Phrasal Verbs with 'Live'

Live by

Follow a belief system to guide your behaviour

Example:He tries hard to LIVE BY the Bible.

Live down

Stop being embarrassed about something

Example:If I fail the test and everyone else passes, I'll never be able to LIVE it DOWN.

Live for

Believe something is extremely important

Example:He LIVES FOR football.

Live in

Live in the place where you work or study.

Example:The university has a residential halls where students can LIVE IN.

Live it up

Have a good time by spending a lot of money

Example:She's been LIVING IT UP like crazy since she won the lottery.

Live off

Use money earned

Example:They find it hard to LIVE OFF the money they make.

Live off

Be financially supported

Example:He’s 40 and he still LIVES OFF his parents.

Live on

Use money for basic necessities

Example:They have to LIVE ON $200 a week.

Live on

Not be forgotten

Example:He's been dead for many years, but his name LIVES ON.

Live out

Stay somewhere until you die

Example:She LIVED OUT her final years in a nursing home.

Live out

Fulfill an ambition or fantasy

Example:Many parents try to LIVE OUT their dreams through their children.

Live out

Not live at the place where you study or work

Example:In my final year at university I LIVED OUT with some friends in a flat we rented.

Live through

Experience different times

Example:It was hard to LIVE THROUGH the recession, but we managed it.

Live together

Have a relationship and live in the same place without marrying

Example:We LIVED TOGETHER for a few years before we got married.

Live up to

Meet expectations or standards

Example:The concert didn't LIVE UP TO my expectations.

Live with

Accept something unpleasant

Example:It's hard to LIVE WITH the pain of a serious illness.

Live with

Have a relationship and live in the same place without marrying

Example:I LIVED WITH her for a couple of years before the relationship went sour.