subsist on

phrasal verb
subsisted on; subsisting on; subsists on

Definition of subsist on

: to use (something) as a way to stay alive : to live on (something) poor people subsisting on just one or two dollars a day The villagers subsist almost entirely on rice and fish. (humorous) My brother subsists on pizza.

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“Subsist on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subsist%20on. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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