Definition of live for in English:

live for

phrasal verb

  • Regard as the purpose or most important aspect of one's life.

    ‘Tony lived for his painting’
    • ‘She lives for her work, is single, and has no family.’
    • ‘He lived for his family. What has he got now?’
    • ‘It's a story about a man who hung out in the sewers for years living for opera.’
    • ‘Movies like this are what I live for.’
    • ‘Far from living for technology, the corporate world now lives for finance.’