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live wire

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

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

(laɪv)
n.
Informal.
an energetic, alert person.
[1900–05]
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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)
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live wire

noun
Informal. An intensely energetic, enthusiastic person:
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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)
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live wire

[ˈlaɪvwaɪəʳ] n (fam) to be a live wireessere pieno/a di vitalità
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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.
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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.
Near Dhamman Canal rest house on Gojra-Jhang Road, it caught fire when the cotton bales touched live wires passing over the road.
Allah Dittah,resident of chak 441-GB,was repairing roof of his house when he received electric shock from live wires passing over the roof.
Allah Dittah, resident of chak 441-GB,was repairing roof of his house when he received electric shock from live wires passing over the roof.
Later, residents of the area staged a protest demonstration against the live wires hanging over in the area and chanted slogans against the K-Electric (KE).
We are living under permanent state ofthreat, says residentLAHORE: Residents of the historical Bhati Gate area are living their lives in fear caused due to the improper system of electric wires spread in the vicinity, Pakistan Today observedon Wednesday.While passing through the area, located in the Walled City of Lahore, one can see a huge mess on streets in the shape of a jumble of live wires.
31 (ANI): A Canadian national was electrocuted to death, while his friend suffered severe burns after they came in contact with live wires.
"People are in effect handling live wires, which could leave them seriously burned and injured."
They also discovered a burnt white cable with a slight tear in the rubber casing, which left several live wires exposed.
Separately, a construction worker died when he touched the live wires of power transmission line in Chuharkhel.
It is thought the ants touch live wires by accident on exposed terminals, then send out chemical signals to attract others to the spot.
Each of these live wires, one line or wire carries about 220V (usually provided to a consumer).