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Full of or covered with something. At night, the field came alive with fireflies. The court was alive with jubilant fans after the basketball team's big win.
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alive with (people or things)
Fig. covered with, filled with, or active with people or creatures. Look! Ants everywhere. The floor is alive with ants!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Teeming with, full of, as in After the annual stocking, the pond was alive with trout. [Late 1700s]
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