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Definition of live off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

live off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

live off somebody/something

(often disapproving)
 
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to receive the money you need to live from someone or something because you do not have any yourself She's still living off her parents. to live off welfare

live off something

 
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to have one particular type of food as the main thing you eat in order to live He seems to live off junk food.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: live off