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

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1
    live with someone to live in the same house and have a sexual relationship with someone who you are not married to

    I've been living with my boyfriend for two years.

  2. 2
    live with something to accept something unpleasant that you cannot change

    How does she live with the guilt?

    He had learned to live with her moodiness.

  3. 3
    live with someone if something lives with you, you keep remembering it or thinking about it

    The memory of that day would live with her for ever.

  4. 4
    live with yourself [usually in negatives or questions] to continue to believe that you are a good person after doing something bad

    I could never live with myself if I hit a child with my car.

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