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lifeline

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noun life·line \ˈlīf-ˌlīn\

Simple Definition of lifeline

  • : something which provides help or support that is needed for success or survival

  • : a rope used for saving the life of someone (such as someone who has fallen into water)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lifeline

  1. 1 :  a line (as a rope) used for saving or preserving life: as a :  a line along the outer edge of the deck of a boat or ship b :  a line used to keep contact with a person (as a diver or astronaut) in a dangerous or potentially dangerous situation

  2. 2 :  something regarded as indispensable for the maintaining or protection of life

Examples of lifeline in a sentence

  1. The river is the town's lifeline.

  2. The new jobs were an economic lifeline for a city in need of help.

  3. The radio was their lifeline to the outside world.

  4. They threw a lifeline to the man overboard.



1700

First Known Use of lifeline

1700

Rhymes with lifeline

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