What does ‘live’ mean?

The word ‘live’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to reside at a location or remain alive.

For example:

  • I live in a bungalow. (reside)
  • My grandma lived to 98. (remain alive)

Live is a regular verb. The past tense and past participle is lived.

phrasal verbs with live

Phrasal verbs with ‘live’ include:

  • Live by (follow rules)
  • Live down (stop being ashamed of something)
  • Live for (something important is the main reason for living)
  • Live in (reside)
  • Live it up (have fun)
  • Live off (survive on the money you earn)
  • Live on (survive on the money you earn)
  • Live out (do something you’ve always dreamt of doing)
  • Live through (experience something)
  • Live together (live with another person)
  • Live up to (meet expectations)
  • Live with (accept something unpleasant)​
phrasal verbs with live

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘live’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with live - live by
phrasal verbs with live - live down
phrasal verbs with live - live for
phrasal verbs with live - live in
phrasal verbs with live - live it up
phrasal verbs with live - live off
phrasal verbs with live - live on
phrasal verbs with live - live out
phrasal verbs with live - live through
phrasal verbs with live - live together
phrasal verbs with live - live up to
phrasal verbs with live - live with

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with live below.

idioms with verbs – LIVE

Did you know that many idiomatic expressions (idioms) in English also contain a lot of verbs? Just like phrasal verbs, idioms are a major part of the English language (slang in particular). They are used constantly amongst native English speakers and are handy to know and understand.

Now you’ve learnt all the phrasal verbs with live, how about learning the idioms with live too?