Definition of Live down

1. Verb. Live so as to annul some previous behavior. "You can never live this down!"

Exact synonyms: Unlive
Generic synonyms: Live



Definition of Live down

1. Verb. To get used to something shameful. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Live Down

live a lie
live action
live album
live albums
live and learn
live and let live
live axle
live birth
live blog
live blogged
live blogging
live blogs
live body
live bottom
live by the sword, die by the sword
live down (current term)
live drop
live free or die
live in
live in poverty
live in sin
live it up
live large
live life to the fullest
live load
live loads
live oak
live off
live off the land
live on

Literary usage of Live down

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880: Negroes as Slaves by George Washington Williams (1883)
"FORMATION OF A COLORED MILITARY COMPANY CALLED " THE ATTUCKS GUARDS." — EMIGRATION OF NEGROES TO LIBERIA. — THE COLORED PEOPLE live down MUCH PREJU- IN 1850 ..."

2. The Writings of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens, Gilbert Ashville Pierce (1894)
"replied Mr. Roker; "and what of that ? Who's got to say anything agin it ? live down there ! — yes, and a wery good place it is to live in, ain't it ? ..."

3. Mayfair to Moscow: Clare Sheridan's Diary by Clare Sheridan (1921)
"I have not got to live down my wasted years, I can stand on my own feet and be accepted on my own merits. Borodin mystifies me. I cannot make out when all ..."

4. Slander and Defamation of Character: The Great Crimes of the Nineteenth Century by Thomas D Worrall (1884)
"CAN MEN live down THE EFFECT OF SLANDER? " Every word has its own spirit, True or false, that never dies."—ADELAIDE PROCTOR. In our youth we were taught ..."

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