Definition of Come alive

1. Verb. Stop sleeping. "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"

Exact synonyms: Arouse, Awake, Awaken, Wake, Wake Up, Waken
Entails: Catch Some Z's, Kip, Log Z's, Sleep, Slumber
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Arousal, Awakening, Waker, Wakening
Antonyms: Fall Asleep

Lexicographical Neighbors of Come Alive

come a cropper
come a long way
come about
come across
come after
come again
come alive (current term)
come along
come and go
come apart
come around
come away
come back
come before
come between
come by
come clean
come close
come down

Literary usage of Come alive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Art-literature Readers by Eulalie Osgood Grover, Frances Elizabeth Chutter (1909)
"A NOAH'S ARK come alive If you never drove over the sparkling snow in a red sled drawn by a big, furry, white dog (who is really a Good Wolf in Disguise) ..."

2. Representative English Plays: From the Middle Ages to the End of the by John Strong Perry Tatlock, Robert Grant Martin (1916)
"Wait. And may I presume to bring a contract to be signed this night 1 may I hope so far? Ladt/ Wish. Bring what you will; but come alive, pray come alive. ..."

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