bring (someone or something) back to life

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bring (someone or something) back to life

1. Literally, to reanimate a person or animal that has died. The patient did die on the table, but we were able to use the defibrillator to bring her back to life. Unfortunately, the dog's injuries were so severe that the doctor could not bring him back to life.
2. By extension, to energize someone. A: "OK, schedule Tuesday's meeting, get John on the phone, and then come in my office so we can all discuss that big project." B: "Wow, that cup of coffee really brought you back to life!"
3. To revitalize something that has become dull or stale. The new CEO's creative approach really brought that failing company back to life.
See also: back, bring, life

bring someone (or an animal) back to life

 and bring someone (or an animal) back
to make someone or some living creature come back to life. There was nothing that would bring Jimmy's cat back. It was truly dead. Not even a magician could bring back the cat.
See also: back, bring, life

bring something back to life

Fig. to restore vitality to something, such as a performance, a story, etc. (See also bring someone or an animal back to life.) The third act of the play had a clever twist that brought the whole drama back to life.
See also: back, bring, life
References in classic literature ?
But a kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come again into being; nor can the dead ever be brought back to life.
Then would I show Tom how these people of old days had been brought back to life on earth, only that we might know our hope to be restored to heaven!
A hat inspired by William Tell y 2016 A terminally ill 14-year-old girl who wanted her body to be frozen in the hope that she could be brought back to life won a historic legal fight at the Royal Courts of Justice, above, shortly before dying.
The series has infused positivity in music across the country and has single-handedly brought back to life a dying industry.
It remains to be seen how the Joker will be brought back to life.
Little more than 12 inches away from me, the 14-year-old schoolgirl is hung upsidedown in temperatures of -196degC while waiting to be brought back to life.
ADISUSED water mill in Pembrokeshire could be brought back to life as a tourist attraction celebrating local life in Victorian times under plans revealed by Bluestone Resort.
The death of Family Guy dog Brian, right, upset fans so much that he was brought back to life with the help of a time machine in a special Christmas episode.
A PUPPY is given oxygen by a firefighter, moments after being brought back to life.
AN empty landmark city centre oce building - the former home of the Carpe Diem bar - is set to be brought back to life after changing hands.
MEMORIES of the First World War will be brought back to life in a special event.
The neo-classical design reminds me of the Pump Rooms in Bath and it would be brilliant if they were brought back to life in a similar fashion.
MONSTERS from millions of years ago will be brought back to life at Warwick Arts Centre on Friday.
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Tel: 029 2063 6464 Fawlty Towers Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, 8pm Tickets: PS14, PS12 concessions The comedy TV series brought back to life at the Everyman Open-Air Theatre Festival.