come alive

Definition of come alive

1 :to become excited and filled with energy
  • The crowd came alive when the singer appeared on stage.
2 :to become filled with activity
  • This neighborhood is quiet during the day, but it comes alive at night.
3 :to become exciting or appealing
  • In her kitchen, Italian food comes alive.

Word by Word Definitions

alive play
  1. : having life : not dead or inanimate

  2. : still in existence, force, or operation : active

  3. : still active in competition with a chance of victory


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