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.
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But the Government is failing them by robbing them of resources and holding back the vital investment they need to bring them back to life.
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He said: "I basically take old pieces of soggy, dying wood and bring them back to life.
Their children would be born dead, and they'd need Frankenstein to bring them back to life.
The survey is part of the magazine's contest offering a reader the chance to have their body frozen when they die - in the hope scientists can bring them back to life later.
The plan is to flood these dry deltas," she explains, "and bring them back to life.
Keith Parr, schools and youth worker at the Coventry City Mission, said the stories would be performed in the style of the Middle Ages and added: "A couple of the plays would have actually been performed in Coventry 600 years ago and we want to bring them back to life.
Then you can bring them back to life and turn them loose in the museum
Personalise old, plain baubles by adding stickers, sequins, and seasonal designs to bring them back to life - or use metallic paint pens to jazz them up.
Emergency services used oxygen, mouth-to-mouth and heart massage to bring them back to life.
In the case of really, really bad criminals - especially murderers and whoever is responsible for putting ketchup in those little packets they give you at fast-food restaurants - I support a massive government project to develop a way to bring them back to life after we execute them, so we can execute them again.
Let's hope the Giro d'Italia can bring them back to life.
They are very cracked and dry so desperately need a product that is going to bring them back to life.
With a little imagination we can bring them back to life, putting the old and new together - a new urbanism and a new vision for the 21st century.