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!
Five Lamps heard that they had to relocate and contacted the owner to advise them that they had an under-utilised cafe that they were hoping could be brought back to life.
The event, between 12 noon and 4pm, will be a celebration of how the building, named after the granddaughter-in-law of Victorian Prime Minister William Gladstone, was brought back to life a decade ago, after years of disrepair.
ISLAMABAD -- The incumbent government has brought back to life gas sector reforms backed by the World Bank despite continued opposition by the provinces.
Police station to be homes The former station in Stourbridge town Stourbridge's historic police is set to be brought back to life - after a bid to convert the building into apartments was approved.
AWESOME ORMISTON SEE INSIDE THE SPECTACULAR EAST BELFAST HERITAGE HOME BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE WITH DEDICATION, LOVE..
The William of Norwich calumny has been brought back to life in Gaza.
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. Monaghan earlier shared a teaser photo featuring Dr.
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.
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.