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noun living pronunciation in British 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.

  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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