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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 periodicals archive ?
A MAN is in hospital after suffering an electric shock while cutting a live wire in a derelict building.
Make sure the clamp's saddle is on the live wire and tighten the clamp.
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Officials said the children were playing in rainwater when they received a severe electric shock after a live wire fell on them.
Live wire proactively monitors the 'heartbeat' of phone lines, routers and network devices to ensure they are connected and working properly.
The boys were unaware that a live wire from a nearby light pole was lying close to the puddle.
Unfortunately a loose live wire was dangling in the pool and the boy was electrocuted," the spokesperson added.
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A gang of thieves spent a whole night taking pounds 40,000 of equipment out of Skelmersdale-based electrical company Live Wire North West's office and workshop.
There's a live wire of rockabilly pulsing throughout Eilen Jewell's music, songs such as "Where They Never Say Your Name," "Too Hot to Sleep" and especially the addictive title track to her third album, "Sea of Tears.
Chapra (Bihar), Sep 19 (ANI): Former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav visited Bihar's Chapra District on Saturday to meet families of victims, who had died after a high voltage live wire fell on a makeshift tent during a religious ceremony.
In the first incident, Tanvir (16) of 16-Ghagh village was sprinkling water when he accidently touched a live wire and received severe electric shock resulting in his instant death.