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 ?
It might bring her back to life. None that be so good and kind as ye are would do her that cruel hurt.
Though she had been very unkind to him, he was very much distressed, and he took the dead woman and laid her in his warm bed to try if he could not bring her back to life. There she lay the whole night, while he sat in the corner and slept on a chair, which he had often done before.
I said it; and I left her like a man, and up the first open-air steps with my head in the air and the stars all sharp in the sky; then suddenly they swam, and back I went like a lunatic, to see if she was really dead, to bring her back to life .
Nothing can bring her back to life, but we do hope, if there has been foul play, to bring the murderer to justice."
Fortunately for the family fire crews managed to reach Jade, who was not breathing, and performed CPR to bring her back to life.
The purpose of these documentaries are to help remind the world of who Diana was, honoring her kindness and beauty while helping to bring her back to life for a modern world from which she was sadly taken away far too soon.
Dirty sort of talk is not going to bring her back to life. She was a great wee lassie."
At issue is whether 71-year-old Mary Robbins' head and brain will be preserved by cryonics - extremely cold temperatures - in the expectation that future technology may be able to bring her back to life and restore her health.
They fought for 30 minutes to bring her back to life.
A man accused of murdering a teenage girl claimed yesterday he tried to bring her back to life when he was led to her body.