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come to life

 
1. Lit. to act as if alive after a period of seeming not to be alive. As the anesthetic wore off, the patient came to life. After CPR, the child came to life.
2. Fig. to become vigorous or lively. About midnight, the party really came to life. The actors didn't come to life until the middle of the second act.
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come to life

To become animated; grow excited.
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