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come alive

This page is about the collocation come alive

collocation pattern: verb + adverb

Meaning

become lively, active or exciting

For example

  • Every New Year's Eve, the city comes alive as people come out to celebrate.

  • The game was pretty dull at first, but it came alive after the first goal was scored.

Note:
A similar collocation is "come to life"

Quick Quiz

The dance club comes alive when

a. the dance floor's full

b. the doors are opened

c. the power's turned on

Contributor: Matt Errey