Definition of live wire in English:

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live wire

Pronunciation: /ˈlīv ˌwī(ə)r/

noun

informal
An energetic and unpredictable person.
Example sentences
  • There is some truth to the profile of fighter pilots as, well, live wires and risk-takers.
  • Beatrice, our youngest, has been harder than the other three put together - she's such a live wire.
  • Thomas was a real live wire, always on the go and cared about everybody, especially his brothers.
Synonyms
energetic person
informal fireball, human dynamo, powerhouse, life of the party

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