live on (something)
Definition of live on (something)
1 : to have or use (an amount of money) to pay for the things that one needs to live You can't live on this salary.
2 : to have (a particular food) as the only or main food that one eats They lived mainly/mostly on fruits and berries.
Word by Word Definitions
: to be alive : have the life of an animal or plant
: to continue alive
: to maintain oneself : subsist
: having life : living
: existing in fact or reality : actual
: exerting force or containing energy: such as
: at the actual time of occurrence : during, from, or at a live production
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: a person or thing of consequence
: one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different
: in some degree : somewhat
: used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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