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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theylive for
he/she/itlives for
present participleliving for
past tenselived for
past participlelived for

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  1. 1
    live for something/someone to think someone or something is so important that they are your main reason for living
    She lives for her work.
  2. 2
    have something to live for to have a reason to want to stay alive
    He spoke in the voice of a man with nothing left to live for.
    Gregory was 21 and had everything to live for.
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  3. 3
    live for the day when to want something to happen very much
    He lived for the day when he would be old enough to leave home.
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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