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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.

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“Come alive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20alive. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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