live for

phrasal verb
lived for; living for; lives for

Definition of live for

1 : to wait or hope for (something) very eagerly I live for the day when we'll be together!
2 : to think of (something) as the most important or enjoyable part of one's life She lives for her work.
3 : to think of (something) as a reason for being alive He's depressed and feels as if he has nothing left to live for.

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“Live for.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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