To live down
Live Live (l[i^]v), v. t. 1. To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually; as, to live an idle or a useful life. [1913 Webster]

2. To act habitually in conformity with; to practice. [1913 Webster]

To live the Gospel. --Foxe. [1913 Webster]

{To live down}, to live so as to subdue or refute; as, to live down slander. [1913 Webster]


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  • To go down — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To put down — Put Put, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Put}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Putting}.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke, thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v. i.] 1. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To come down — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To drink down — Drink Drink, v. t. 1. To swallow (a liquid); to receive, as a fluid, into the stomach; to imbibe; as, to drink milk or water. [1913 Webster] There lies she with the blessed gods in bliss, There drinks the nectar with ambrosia mixed. Spenser.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To Live and Die in L.A. (film) — Infobox Film name = To Live and Die in L.A. caption = Theatrical poster director = William Friedkin writer = Story: Gerald Petievich Screenplay: William Friedkin Gerald Petievich starring = William L. Petersen Willem Dafoe John Pankow Dean… …   Wikipedia

  • To Live (film) — Infobox Film | name = To Live caption = To Live DVD cover director = Zhang Yimou producer = Fu Sheng Chiu Funhong Kow Christophe Tseng writer = Yu Hua (novel) Lu Wei starring = Ge You Gong Li music = Zhao Jiping cinematography = Lü Yue editing =… …   Wikipedia

  • To Live in Discontent — Infobox Album | Name = To Live in Discontent Type = Album Artist = Strike Anywhere Released = January 25 2005 Recorded = 2000 2005 Genre = Punk rock, melodic hardcore, post hardcore Length = 37:31 Label = Jade Tree Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|4|5 …   Wikipedia

  • To come down upon — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • live down — transitive verb Date: 1842 to live so as to wipe out the memory or effects of < made a mistake and couldn t live it down > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • To live from hand to mouth — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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