come alive

idiom

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.

Examples of come alive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But unlike crankbaits, which are cast out and retrieved steadily, jerkbaits require a ripping or whipping action with the rod tip to come alive. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 9 May 2024 Their camera’s gaze captures the terrain, the people and the animals in extended shots that allow the space for the story to come alive. Murtada Elfadl, Variety, 2 May 2024 The filter feeders have greatly affected the ecology of the lake, and in some spots, they are caked onto shipwrecks and other artifacts, obscuring the details that make the wrecks come alive, Schott said. Caitlin Looby, Journal Sentinel, 2 May 2024 Cole and Burdett have gone back and forth to ensure their visions come alive in a way that doesn't harm the creative or engineering process. Drew Dawson, Journal Sentinel, 21 Mar. 2024 And yet the essays in here seem to come alive in unmooring that identity match. Lauren Michele Jackson, The New Yorker, 7 Apr. 2024 At the same time, animals will also come alive in a unique way, particularly nocturnal creatures. Vanessa Romo, NPR, 6 Apr. 2024 Morgana Are there any specific places that come alive during the winter months? Maddalena Fossati, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 Apr. 2024 On March 15, at the Dress for Success Palm Beaches annual fundraising luncheon in West Palm Beach, Clark’s story will come alive and be recounted to the guests. Linda Marx, Peoplemag, 1 Mar. 2024

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“Come alive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20alive. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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