:a corresponding state, existence, or principle of existence conceived of as belonging to the soul: eternal life.
adjective : for or lasting a lifetime; lifelong:
come to life,
We ran for dear life, with the dogs at our heels.Also, for one's life. b). for the life of one, as hard as one tries; even with the utmost effort: He can't understand it for the life of him
- to recover consciousness.
- to become animated and vigorous: The evening passed, but somehow the party never came to life.
- to appear lifelike: The characters of the novel came to life on the screen.
for dear life, with desperate effort, energy, or speed:
c).get a life, to improve the quality of one's social and professional life: often used in the imperative to express impatience with someone's behavior: Stop wasting time with that nonsense; get a life!d).
not on your life, Informal. absolutely not; under no circumstances; by no means: Will I stand for such a thing? Not on your life!e). take one's life in one's hands, to risk death knowingly: We were warned that we were taking our lives in our hands by going through that swampy area.
box1 [boks] /bɒks/ noun 1. a container, case, or receptacle, usually rectangular, of wood, metal, cardboard, etc., and often with a lid or removable cover. 2. the quantity contained in a box: She bought a box of candy as a gift.3. Chiefly British. a gift or present: a Christmas box.4. a compartment or section in a public place, shut or railed off for the accommodation of a small number of people, especially in a theater, opera house, sports stadium, etc. 5. a small enclosure or area in a courtroom, for witnesses or the jury. 6. a small shelter: a sentry's box.