Definition of live on phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

live on

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
to continue to live or exist She died ten years ago but her memory lives on. He lived on for fifteen years after his wife died.
  1. 1  to eat a particular type of food to live Small birds live mainly on insects.
  2. 2(often disapproving) to eat only or a lot of a particular type of food She lives on burgers.
  3. 3  to have enough money for the basic things you need to live You can't live on forty pounds a week. My salary isn't enough for us to live on.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: live on