come alive

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Verb1.come alive - stop sleepingcome alive - stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
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If I have seeds and can make flowers grow the garden won't be dead at all--it will come alive.
In the story, the hero of the battle of Cowpens, which took place on January 17, 1781, is allowed to come alive and talk with Heidi because of a wish she makes with the aid of a magic yellow balloon.
His shoulder-length blond mane is replaced by close-cropped gray, but 24 years after releasing the best-selling live album in history, Peter Frampton continues to come alive - on record, film and in concert.