come to life

Definition of come to life

  1. 1 :  to become very interesting, appealing, or exciting The movie really comes to life when she appears on the screen.

  2. 2 of a place :  to become filled with the energy and excitement of active people Downtown comes to life each night when the clubs open.

  3. 3 of a machine :  to begin working The engine suddenly came to life.

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. :  the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

    :  a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

    :  an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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