come alive

Definition of come alive

  1. 1 :  to become excited and filled with energy The crowd came alive when the singer appeared on stage.

  2. 2 :  to become filled with activity This neighborhood is quiet during the day, but it comes alive at night.

  3. 3 :  to become exciting or appealing In her kitchen, Italian food comes alive.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

  1. :  having life :  not dead or inanimate

    :  still in existence, force, or operation :  active

    :  still active in competition with a chance of victory

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a brief usually trivial fact

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