Live down – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To live down something (or live something down) is to stop feeling embarrassed about something you have done, or a mistake you have made.

Examples of use:

1. He forgot to moor the boat properly. It will be a long time before he lives that down!

2. A. I feel so stupid for falling over on stage in front of all those people.

    B. Don’t worry. You will soon live it down.

3. She’s still trying to live down the fact that her skirt fell down at work!

4. He crashed his car into a lampost at the weekend. He says he’ll never live it down.

infinitive
live down
present simple
live down and lives down
-ing form
living down
past simple
lived down
past participle
live down

Can you write a sentence with the phrasal verb ‘live down‘?

Have you done something that was difficult to live down?

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