live up


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live up

vb
1. (foll by: to) to fulfil (an expectation, obligation, principle, etc)
2. live it up informal to enjoy oneself, esp flamboyantly
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Translations

w>live up

vt always separate to live it up (inf)die Puppen tanzen lassen (inf); (extravagantly) → in Saus und Braus leben (inf); in my young days we really knew how to live it upin meiner Jugend wussten wir noch, wie man sich so richtig auslebt
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