live Idioms & Phrases


california live oak

  • noun highly variable often shrubby evergreen oak of coastal zone of western North America having small thick usually spiny-toothed dark-green leaves
    Quercus agrifolia; California live oak.
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canyon live oak

  • noun medium-sized evergreen of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico with oblong leathery often spiny-edged leaves
    canyon oak; iron oak; maul oak; Quercus chrysolepis.
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Church living

  • a benefice in an established church.
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clean-living

  • adjective satellite morally pure
    clean.
    • led a clean life
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coast live oak

  • noun highly variable often shrubby evergreen oak of coastal zone of western North America having small thick usually spiny-toothed dark-green leaves
    Quercus agrifolia; California live oak.
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cost of living

  • noun average cost of basic necessities of life (as food and shelter and clothing)
    • a rise in the cost of living reflects the rate of inflation
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cost-of-living allowance

  • noun an allowance for changes in the consumer price index
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cost-of-living benefit

  • noun a benefit that goes to anyone whose money receipts increase automatically as prices rise
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cost-of-living index

  • noun an index of the cost of all goods and services to a typical consumer
    CPI; consumer price index.
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free living

  • noun a lifestyle given to easy indulgence of the appetites
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free-living

  • adjective satellite not parasitic on another organism
    nonsymbiotic; nonparasitic.
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Free"-liv`ing noun

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  1. Unrestrained indulgence of the appetites.
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High living

  • a feeding upon rich, pampering food.
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ill-lived

Ill"-lived` adjective

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  1. Leading a wicked life. Obs.
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interior live oak

  • noun a small shrubby evergreen tree of western North America similar to the coast live oak but occurring chiefly in foothills of mountain ranges removed from the coast; an important part of the chaparral
    Quercus wislizenii; Quercus wizlizenii.
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live axle

  • noun the axle of a self-propelled vehicle that provides the driving power
    driving axle.
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Live birth

  • noun the birth of a living fetus (regardless of the length of gestation)
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  • the condition of being born in such a state that acts of life are manifested after the extrusion of the whole body. Dunglison.
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live body

  • noun the body of a living animal or person
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Live box

  • a cell for holding living objects under microscopical examination. P. H. Gosse.
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live down

  • verb live so as to annul some previous behavior
    unlive.
    • You can never live this down!
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Live feathers

  • feathers which have been plucked from the living bird, and are therefore stronger and more elastic.
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Live gang

  • . (Sawing) See under Gang.
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Live grass

  • (Bot.), a grass of the genus Eragrostis.
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live in

  • verb live in the house where one works
    sleep in.
    • our babysitter lives in, as it is too far to commute for her
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live it up

  • verb enjoy oneself
    • it's your birthday, so let's live it up!
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Live load

  • noun a variable load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) such as moving traffic
    superload.
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  • (Engin.), a suddenly applied load; a varying load; a moving load; as a moving train of cars on a bridge, or wind pressure on a roof.
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Live oak

  • noun any of several American evergreen oaks
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  • (Bot.), a species of oak (Quercus virens), growing in the Southern States, of great durability, and highly esteemed for ship timber. In California the Q. chrysolepis and some other species are also called live oaks.
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live on

  • verb continue to live through hardship or adversity
    last; hold up; live; endure; hold out; go; survive.
    • We went without water and food for 3 days
    • These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
    • The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents
    • how long can a person last without food and water?
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live out

  • verb live out one's life; live to the end
  • verb work in a house where one does not live; he can easily commute from his home"
    sleep out.
    • our cook lives out
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live over

  • verb experience again, often in the imagination
    relive.
    • He relived the horrors of war
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Live ring

  • (Engin.), a circular train of rollers upon which a swing bridge, or turntable, rests, and which travels around a circular track when the bridge or table turns.
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Live steam

  • noun steam coming from a boiler at full pressure
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  • steam direct from the boiler, used for any purpose, in distinction from exhaust steam.
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Live stock

  • horses, cattle, and other domestic animals kept on a farm. whole body.
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live together

  • verb share living quarters; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple
    shack up; cohabit.
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live up to

  • verb meet the requirements or expectations of
    satisfy; fulfill; fulfil.
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live wire

  • noun an alert and energetic person
    sharpy; eager beaver; sharpie; busy bee.
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live with

  • verb tolerate or accommodate oneself to
    swallow; accept.
    • I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions
    • I swallowed the insult
    • She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies
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live-and-die

  • noun prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australia; heavily armed with recurved thorns and having sensitive soft grey-green leaflets that fold and droop at night or when touched or cooled
    touch-me-not; sensitive plant; action plant; Mimosa pudica; humble plant; shame plant.
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live-bearer

  • noun small usually brightly-colored viviparous surface-feeding fishes of fresh or brackish warm waters; often used in mosquito control
    poeciliid fish; topminnow; poeciliid.
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live-bearing

  • adjective producing living young (not eggs)
    viviparous.
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live-forever

  • noun perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowers
    orpin; Sedum telephium; livelong; orpine.
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Live"-for*ev`er noun

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  1. (Bot.) A plant (Sedum Telephium) with fleshy leaves, which has extreme powers of resisting drought; garden ox-pine.
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living accommodations

  • noun structures collectively in which people are housed
    housing; lodging.
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living arrangement

  • noun an arrangement to allow people (or ideas) to coexist
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living dead

  • noun a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force
    zombie; zombi.
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living death

  • noun a state of constant misery
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living granite

  • noun highly succulent stemless clump-forming plants with grey-green leaves similar in texture to lumps of granite; South Africa
    stone mimicry plant; living granite.
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living quarters

  • noun housing available for people to live in
    quarters.
    • he found quarters for his family
    • I visited his bachelor quarters
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living rock

  • noun usually unbranched usually spineless cactus covered with warty tubercles and having magenta flowers and white or green fruit; resembles the related mescal; northeastern Mexico and southwestern United States
    Ariocarpus fissuratus.
  • noun highly succulent stemless clump-forming plants with grey-green leaves similar in texture to lumps of granite; South Africa
    stone mimicry plant; living granite.
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living room

  • noun a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
    living room; parlour; parlor; front room; sitting room.
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living space

  • noun space sought for occupation by a nation whose population is expanding
    lebensraum.
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living stone

  • noun any plant of the genus Lithops native to Africa having solitary yellow or white flowers and thick leaves that resemble stones
    stone-face; stoneface; lithops; stone plant; flowering stone; stone life face.
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living substance

  • noun the substance of a living cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus)
    protoplasm.
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living thing

  • noun a living (or once living) entity
    animate thing.
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living trust

  • noun a trust created and operating during the grantor's lifetime
    inter vivos trust.
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living wage

  • noun a wage sufficient for a worker and family to subsist comfortably
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living will

  • noun a document written by someone still legally capable requesting that he should be allowed to die if subsequently severely disabled or suffering terminal illness
    • after he discovered he had AIDS he drew up a living will
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living-room

  • noun a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
    living room; parlour; parlor; front room; sitting room.
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long-lived

  • adjective satellite existing for a long time
    durable; long-lasting; lasting.
    • hopes for a durable peace
    • a long-lasting friendship
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Long"-lived` adjective

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  1. Having a long life; having constitutional peculiarities which make long life probable; lasting long; as, a long-lived tree; they are a longlived family; long-lived prejudices.
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low-lived

Low"-lived` adjective

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  1. Characteristic of, or like, one bred in a low and vulgar condition of life; mean dishonorable; contemptible; as, low-lived dishonesty.
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non-living

  • adjective not endowed with life
    nonliving; inanimate.
    • the inorganic world is inanimate
    • inanimate objects
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On live

  • in life; alive. Obs. See Alive.
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parallel lives

  • noun a collection of biographies of famous pairs of Greeks and Romans written by Plutarch; used by Shakespeare in writing some of his plays
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short-lived

  • adjective satellite lasting a very short time
    ephemeral; transitory; transient; fugacious; passing.
    • the ephemeral joys of childhood
    • a passing fancy
    • youth's transient beauty
    • love is transitory but it is eternal
    • fugacious blossoms
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Short"-lived` adjective

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  1. Not living or lasting long; being of short continuance; as, a short-lived race of beings; short-lived pleasure; short-lived passion.
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southern live oak

  • noun medium-sized evergreen native to eastern North America to the east coast of Mexico; often cultivated as shade tree for it wide-spreading crown; extremely hard tough durable wood once used in shipbuilding
    Quercus virginiana.
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standard of living

  • noun a level of material comfort in terms of goods and services available to someone or some group
    standard of life.
    • they enjoyed the highest standard of living in the country
    • the lower the standard of living the easier it is to introduce an autocratic production system
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The living

  • those who are alive, or one who is alive.
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To live at rack and manger

  • to live on the best at another's expense. Colloq.
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To live down

  • to live so as to subdue or refute; as, to live down slander.
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To live from hand to mouth

  • to obtain food and other necessaries as want compels, without previous provision.
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To live on one's capital

  • to consume one's capital without producing or accumulating anything to replace it.
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To live out

  • to be at service; to live away from home as a servant. U. S.
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To live with

  • . (a) To dwell or to be a lodger with . (b) To cohabit with; to have intercourse with, as male with female.
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tree-living

  • adjective inhabiting or frequenting trees
    arboreal; arboreous.
    • arboreal apes
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trivalent live oral poliomyelitis vaccine

  • noun an oral vaccine (containing live but weakened poliovirus) that is given to provide immunity to poliomyelitis
    oral poliovirus vaccine; TOPV; OPV; Sabin vaccine.
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Well to live

  • in easy circumstances; well off; well to do. Shak.
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