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LIVE ON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does live on mean? 

LIVE ON (verb)
  The verb LIVE ON has 1 sense:

1. continue to live; endure or last

  Familiarity information: LIVE ON used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LIVE ON (verb)


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Meaning:

Continue to live; endure or last

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

live on; survive; last; endure; live; hold out; hold up; go

Context examples:

We went without water and food for 3 days / These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America / The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents / how long can a person last without food and water?

"Live on" entails doing...:

be; live (have life, be alive)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "live on"):

hold up; hold water; stand up (resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.)

perennate (survive from season to season, of plants)

live out (live out one's life; live to the end)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The business is going to live on


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