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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theylive by
he/she/itlives by
present participleliving by
past tenselived by
past participlelived by
  1. live by something to behave according to a particular set of beliefs or principles

    He argued that even criminals have a code of ethics that they live by.

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to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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