The word ‘live’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to reside at a location or remain alive.
- 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)
Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘live’ in more detail and see some examples in use.
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?