Phrasal verbs - Meaning of live down

Phrasal verbs

What does live down mean?

Here is the meaning of live down with examples:

"live down"


To make people forget something shameful or embarrasing.


Check the phrasal verb live down in a sentence:

He has never been able to live down his failure.

He looked so stupid. He feels he'd never manage to live it down.

Football is a game of passion, and it is hard enough to live down a defeat, even if the referee is fair.

There was no way he could live down a failure, so he'd have to be the winner.

The amount of abuse she takes from strangers who won't let her live down the mistake she has repeatedly apologized for is horrible.

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