Definition of make a living
- He made a living by working as a cook.
: behave, act
: to begin or seem to begin (an action)
: to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone
: the manner or style in which a thing is constructed
: the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person
: having life
: active, functioning
: exhibiting the life or motion of nature : natural
: the condition of being alive
: means of subsistence : livelihood
: estate, property
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