Definition of live with in English:

live with

phrasal verb

  • 1Share a home and have a sexual relationship with (someone to whom one is not married)

    ‘Fran was now living with a man fourteen years older than her’
    • ‘He said that he lived with his partner and her children, one of whom is disabled, and they treat him as their father.’
    • ‘Barry knew of the relationship but continued to live with Amanda in the hope that the affair would end.’
    • ‘He married four times, and at one stage was living with one woman in London and another in the country, at weekends.’
    • ‘He came to England but couldn't stand it so she decided she had to go and live with him in Cape Town.’
    • ‘Every man has to learn on his own how to live with a woman.’
    • ‘For many years he has lived with Jane in a house that they share in Islington.’
    • ‘Katie, we learn, lived with Paul for nine years until things started to go wrong.’
    • ‘It made me feel rather lonely, despite the fact that I was living with Scott.’
    • ‘It's impossible to know how they would act if they were stuck with living with these blokes in real life.’
    • ‘His position was not harmed by the fact that he lived with the party leader's daughter.’
  • 2Accept or tolerate (something unpleasant)

    ‘our marriage was a failure—you have to learn to live with that fact’
    • ‘It had happened a long time ago and there was nothing he could do about it except learn to live with the nightmares.’
    • ‘As the months ticked by, the question became more irritating, but he had to learn to live with it.’
    • ‘Maybe Thomson learned to live with criticism and simply found the best way of dealing with it.’
    • ‘It is a problem he has learned to live with and rugby and the exercise involved has helped him cope.’
    • ‘In the years since, Anne-Marie and her family have learned to live with epilepsy.’
    • ‘If one of you leaves then the decision is made and you have to learn to live with it.’
    • ‘Chris is now free from the chronic pain and limitations that he was told he would have to learn to live with.’
    • ‘It seems that, for now, Americans will just have to learn to live with aggressive bees.’
    • ‘The people of Fulford need to accept that their properties are near a road and learn to live with the traffic.’
    • ‘I only hope he can learn to live with the guilt once he realises what he's done.’