English version

live off somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlive off somebody/something phrasal verbEARNto get your income or food from a supply of money or from another person Mom used to live off the interest from her savings. Dad lost his job and we had to live off welfare. Most people in the countryside live off the land (=live by growing or finding their own food). live→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
live off the landBush Tucker Man used to live off the land and, indeed, anything that ran fractionally slower than he did.Most of the 300,000 people live off the land and no one has gone hungry.
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Verb table
live
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylive
he, she, itlives
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylived
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave lived
he, she, ithas lived
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad lived
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill live
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have lived
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam living
he, she, itis living
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you, we, theyare living
Past
I, he, she, itwas living
you, we, theywere living
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been living
he, she, ithas been living
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been living
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be living
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been living
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