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 ?
At that moment it meant nothing to him who might be standing over him, or what was said of him; he was only glad that people were standing near him and only wished that they would help him and bring him back to life, which seemed to him so beautiful now that he had today learned to understand it so differently.
If Pat is dead even a witch's wishbone can't bring him back to life.
and yet she shook him, as if that would bring him back to life.
Vasilev was hospitalized with 70% burns last Tuesday; he was supposed to have a surgery on Monday but as soon as it started he fell clinically dead, and had to be reanimated, with the doctors barely managing to bring him back to life.
Young Victor is grief stricken when his pet dog Sparky dies and is determined to bring him back to life.
Through heart massage and use of a defibrillator, they were able to bring him back to life.
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Larry King has said that when he dies, he wants to be frozen so they can find a cure to whatever killed him and bring him back to life.
They found the man, believed to have been in his 50s, trapped beneath steel tubes, but were unable to bring him back to life and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
However, it was decided to bring him back to life for a television series, written by Ted Willis.
If he'd been on his own or somewhere else, they may not have had the equipment to bring him back to life.
Pulse is guaranteed to have ladies swarming to him on the dance floor and Recover showergel is designed to bring him back to life, the morning after the night before.
He has to find a way to end the magic that was used to bring him back to life in order to end the evil reign of his former wife, who has found a way to be immortal.
Later, he made a solitary jaunt through the coastal resorts of Normandy, and the bright, sun-washed scenes seem to bring him back to life.
The slugger's fervent hope was that one day medical science would be able to "reanimate" his body--in other words, bring him back to life.
Physician Joshua Schwartzberg and other staff members there nonetheless tried for more than an hour to bring him back to life.