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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations verb: /ˈlɪv/, adjective: /ˈlaɪv/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/lɪv/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(v. liv; adj., adv. līv)



Inflections of 'live' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
liver
adj comparative
livest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'live' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
lives
v 3rd person singular
living
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
lived
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
lived
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

live

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. live in [New York, France]
  2. live in [the city, the country, an apartment]
  3. lives on [an island, a farm]
  4. live [at home, alone, on your own]
  5. lives with [her parents, his partner, someone]
  6. have lived here [for 10 years, since 2005]
  7. live [poorly, in wealth, well, healthy]
  8. live your life [well, right]
  9. live in [fear, disappointment]
  10. live with the [disappointment, news] of
  11. live with your [guilt, actions]
  12. live with [cancer, HIV]
  13. lived (for) [90 years]
  14. lived to be [90] (years old)
  15. lived from [1950] to [2015]
  16. live on [bread, meat] (alone)
  17. live off [bread] (alone)
  18. lived off [his parents, rental income, handouts]
  19. lived out his [dreams, fantasies, days]
  20. lived a [good, long, full, sick, sad, cruel] life
  21. live a life of [ease, comfort, luxury]
  22. live for [speed, love, excitement]
  23. (you) live and learn
  24. lived to tell the [tale, story]
  25. hope to live to [see, be, tell]
  26. lives on in [my, everyone's] memory
  27. will never live down the [day, moment, experience]
  28. lives up to [standards, expectations, his name]
  29. live through [others, the movies]
  30. living vicariously
  31. (can't) go on living
  32. (go on,) live a little!
adj
  1. [has, keeps] live animals
  2. saw a real live [lion, tiger, elephant]
  3. live births
  4. [if you, never] touch a live wire
  5. the [terminal, outlet, wire] is live
  6. is live ammunition
  7. over the live coals
  8. a new live [recording, album, show]
  9. a live [concert, performance] at
  10. will have live coverage of
  11. [in front of, before] a live (studio) audience
  12. he's a real live wire!
adv
  1. saw them live (at)
  2. are performing live [at, in]
  3. the [website, program] is going live on (Friday)
  4. is being [shown, performed, recorded, broadcast] live
  5. is coming to you live from [London, the palace]
  6. live and direct (from)
additional examples
  1. live in [New York, France]
  2. [has, keeps] live animals
  3. live in [the city, the country, an apartment]
  4. saw a real live [lion, tiger, elephant]
  5. lives on [an island, a farm]
  6. live births
  7. live [at home, alone, on your own]
  8. [if you, never] touch a live wire
  9. lives with [her parents, his partner, someone]
  10. the [terminal, outlet, wire] is live
  11. have lived here [for 10 years, since 2005]
  12. is live ammunition
  13. live [poorly, in wealth, well, healthy]
  14. over the live coals
  15. live your life [well, right]
  16. saw them live (at)
  17. live in [fear, disappointment]
  18. are performing live [at, in]
  19. live with the [disappointment, news] of
  20. a new live [recording, album, show]
  21. live with your [guilt, actions]
  22. a live [concert, performance] at
  23. live with [cancer, HIV]
  24. will have live coverage of
  25. lived (for) [90 years]
  26. a live-action [movie, film]
  27. lived to be [90] (years old)
  28. are live from [Paris]
  29. lived from [1950] to [2015]
  30. is live [on TV, at 5:00]
  31. live on [bread, meat] (alone)
  32. [in front of, before] a live (studio) audience
  33. live off [bread] (alone)
  34. the [website, program] is going live on (Friday)
  35. lived off [his parents, rental income, handouts]
  36. is being [shown, performed, recorded, broadcast] live
  37. lived out his [dreams, fantasies, days]
  38. is coming to you live from [London, the palace]
  39. lived a [good, long, full, sick, sad, cruel] life
  40. live and direct (from)
  41. live a life of [ease, comfort, luxury]
  42. he's a real live wire!
  43. live for [speed, love, excitement]
  44. (you) live and learn
  45. lived to tell the [tale, story]
  46. hope to live to [see, be, tell]
  47. lives on in [my, everyone's] memory
  48. will never live down the [day, moment, experience]
  49. lives up to [standards, expectations, his name]
  50. live through [others, the movies]
  51. living vicariously
  52. (can't) go on living
  53. (go on,) live a little!
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