live on
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live on(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to continue to exist)
a. perdurar
Donna's spirit lives on in her music.El espíritu de Donna perdura en su música.
b. sobrevivir
Although my childhood house was blown away by a hurricane, its memory lives on in my heart.Aunque un huracán se llevó la casa de mi infancia, su recuerdo sobrevive en mi corazón.
2. (to subsist on)
a. vivir
They don't earn enough money to live on, so they applied for government assistance.No ganan suficiente dinero para vivir, por lo que solicitaron ayuda del gobierno.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
3. (to subsist on)
a. vivir con
Incredibly, most of the people in that country live on less than ten dollars per day.Increíblemente, la mayoría de la gente en ese país vive con menos de diez dólares por día.
b. vivir de
Betty lives on her mother's pension.Betty vive de la pensión de su madre.
4. (to eat a particular food all the time)
a. vivir de
Jake lived on nothing but bananas for a month once.Una vez Jake vivió de nada más que plátanos durante un mes.
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live on
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (depend on)
a. vivir de
it's not enough to l onno da para vivir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (continue to live; person)
a. sobrevivir, vivir
3. (memory)
a. perdurar
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live on
intransitive verb
1 (subsist on)
what does he live on? ¿de qué vive?; he lives on £50 a week vive con 50 libras por semana; we have just enough to live on tenemos lo justo para vivir
she doesn't earn enough to live on I won't live on charity people living on low incomes I'd sooner live on the dole
to live on borrowed time tener los días contados
at midnight Eastern time Saddam Hussein begins living on borrowed time if his troops don't get out of Kuwait Branch's own organization is living on borrowed time - its state funding runs out in June of this year thereafter he was always operating on borrowed time, with Truman anxious to replace him with Marshall
2 (feed on) alimentarse de
she lives on cheese vive solo a base de queso; she absolutely lives on chocolate no come otra cosa más que chocolate
I lived on garbage that I stole from trash cans at night you can't live on air
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(go on living) [+person, memory, tradition] seguir vivo
his memory lives on within us su recuerdo sigue vivo en nosotros; Lenin lives on in the minds and hearts of many people Lenin sigue vivo en las mentes y corazones de muchas personas
this evil killer lives on but I'm left to visit the cemetery the cult of St Gildas still lives on in Carhaix things get said in the heat of the moment that are regretted afterwards, but /the memory of what was said lives on/ and spoils relationships the spirit of the monarchy lives on in Diana more than any of the other Royals
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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