Phrasal verbs - Meaning of live down
What does live down mean?
Here is the meaning of live down with examples:
DefinitionTo make people forget something shameful or embarrasing.
Check the phrasal verb live down in a sentence:
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.
Check these related pages:
- Cambridge Phrasal Verbs Dictionary
- English Phrasal Verbs in Use: Advanced
- The Ultimate Phrasal Verb Book