English version

live up to something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlive up to something phrasal verbGOOD ENOUGHif something or someone lives up to a particular standard or promise, they do as well as they were expected to, do what they promised etc The bank is insolvent and will be unable to live up to its obligations. The film has certainly lived up to my expectations. live→ See Verb table
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live up to In this quarter, there's still a code that you are expected to live up to.In the last few games the emphasis has been trying to live up to expectations.Concerned that his overweight body can not live up to feminine ideals, Dave's depression nearly ends his marriage.Yesterday Woods did not live up to the $ 2.25 million price tag needed to lure him to the Middle East.The first period seemed to suggest that this game would not live up to the anticipation.And they are justly criticized for failure to live up to the higher standards of behavior expected of role models.Not so with cereals; hybrid wheats have never lived up to the hype.Are you living up to your potential?lived up to ... expectationsFreed from the stones' strange attraction to its parts, H-5 regained its composure and lived up to expectations.
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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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