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noun living pronunciation in American English /ˈlɪvɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    [singular] [usually singular] money that you earn to live on
    They sell antiques for a living.
    earn/make a living: She makes a living as a music teacher.
    do something for a living (=as a job): Do you know what she does for a living?
    scratch/scrape out a living (=have difficulty in making enough money): However hard they worked to scrape out a living, they would always be poor.
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  2. 2
    [uncountable] a particular type of life
    the strains and stresses of modern living
    a few helpful hints for healthy living

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