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live wire

 (līv)
n.
1. A wire carrying electric current.
2. Informal A vivacious, alert, or energetic person.

live wire

n
1. informal an energetic or enterprising person
2. (Electrical Engineering) a wire carrying an electric current

live′ wire′

(laɪv)
n.
Informal.
an energetic, alert person.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.live wire - an alert and energetic personlive wire - an alert and energetic person  
doer, actor, worker - a person who acts and gets things done; "he's a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he's a miracle worker"
goffer, gopher - a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)

live wire

noun
Informal. An intensely energetic, enthusiastic person:
Translations
إنْسان مليء بالحَيَوِيَّهسِلْك مُكَهْرَب
člověk plný energiedrát pod proudem
energibundtstrømførende ledning
áram alatt lévõ huzalnyughatatlan ember
dugnaîarforkur; fjörkálfurrafmagnsvír sem spenna er á
človek plný energievodič s napätím
elektrik yüklü telhayat dolu kimse

live wire

n (Elec) → Strom führender Draht; (fig inf: person) → Energiebündel nt (inf)

live wire

[ˈlaɪvwaɪəʳ] n (fam) to be a live wireessere pieno/a di vitalità

live2

(laiv) adjective
1. having life; not dead. a live mouse.
2. (of a radio or television broadcast etc) heard or seen as the event takes place; not recorded. I watched a live performance of my favourite opera on television; Was the performance live or recorded?
3. full of energy, and capable of becoming active. a live bomb
4. burning. a live coal.
adverb
(of a radio or television broadcast etc) as the event takes place. The competition will be broadcast live.
ˈlively adjective
active; full of life, high spirits or movement. She took a lively interest in us; The music is bright and lively.
ˈliveliness noun
ˈlivestock noun
domestic animals, especially horses, cattle, sheep, and pigs.
live wire
1. a wire charged with electricity.
2. a person who is full of energy and enthusiasm. He is very quiet, but his sister is a real live wire.
References in classic literature ?
Again and again I asked Raffles if he was there; the only sound to reach me in reply was the low metallic hum of the live wire between his ear and mine.
Police and engineers on Dock Road South, in Bromborough TWO workmen suffered electric shocks when a pneumatic drill struck a live wire in Bromborough.
There was a live wire in his welder, which then touched his skin and due to him being damp, he became an extension of that live wire and received a severe electric shock.
In another incident, a person namely Sadaf 38 of Syedabad received an electric shock when she accidently touched a live wire.
The fencing is based on a single live wire extended to a height of 180 centimetres, which restricts elephants to walk underneath, but allows people, cattle and small and medium-sized wildlife to walk through unhindered.
Rescue sources said that while repairing power supply a youth mistakenly touched live wire and was electrocuted in Javed Town Gul Bahar area of Peshawar.
Two pedestrians died and one got injured on Sunday in Glaxo Town, Lahore, after a live wire fell in water as a result of short circuit.
But in Live wire program we have to trace the edges of cyst.
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Prosecutor Ben Crosland told Kirklees magistrates: "When the British Gas engineer attended he found that the electrical supply had been illegally bypassed from the live wire into the unit inside the house.
Stream Gentlemen and Scholars new single, Live Wire, on the band's soundcloud page.
23, died after he reportedly touched a live wire to allow a fellow trainee to pass through inside a police camp in Sibonga, Cebu last Monday morning.