- 1outlive somebody to live longer than somebody He outlived his wife by three years.
- 2outlive something to continue to exist after something else has ended or disappeared The machine had outlived its usefulness (= was no longer useful).
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈlɪv//; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈlɪv//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they outlive
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈlɪv//; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈlɪv//he / she / it outlives
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈlɪvz//; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈlɪvz//past simple outlived
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈlɪvd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈlɪvd//past participle outlived
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈlɪvd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈlɪvd//-ing form outliving
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈlɪvɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈlɪvɪŋ//