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bring back

1. To cause something to regain its former popularity. In this usage, a noun can be used between "bring" and "back." Yeah, let's not bring back the leisure suit—it's not a good look for anyone. Several new artists seem to be bringing '80s pop back.
2. To return an item to its owner or to its original place. In this usage, a noun can be used between "bring" and "back." You can borrow my textbook, but please bring it back tomorrow so I can study for the test. I need to bring back these books to the library by Thursday.
3. To bring someone to a particular place or person. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "back." I'm taking my niece to the zoo tomorrow afternoon and then bringing her back to her dad's house afterward. You should bring back Dana to our house after your meeting, I want to talk to her.
4. To induce memories of one's past. That song brings back such fond memories of my childhood.
5. To reanimate a person or animal that has died. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "back." I would give anything to bring my father back—he died far too young. Do you think we'll ever bring back the woolly mammoth?
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bring someone or something back

to make someone or something return. (See also bring something back to life.) Would you please bring the child back? Bring back my child!
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bring something back (to someone)

to remind someone of something. The funeral brought memories back. The warm winds brought back the old feeling of loneliness that I had experienced so many times in the tropics.
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bring something back

to restore an earlier style or practice. Please bring the good old days back. Bring back good times for all of us.
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Religion instruction in class would also be at the top of the list, and what about bringing back National Service, why not ask the men who were part of that scheme?
According to Griffith, Embassy Elevator is bringing back personal service to clients in an industry that has seen the rise of large companies where continuity in personnel and individual attention are lacking.
Foreign Office has said in its report that efforts are underway for bringing back Rooh Ullah from Afghanistan who has disappeared from the locality about which the government had received information that he was present there.
The BBP supports the idea of bringing back the death penalty for rapists and terrorists of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
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The House of Commons could be forced to debate bringing back capital punishment, following a campaign led by a leading political website.
Bringing back the technical expertise and work back to South Wales would soften the blow when the proposed Military Academy is declared a lame or dead duck.
BRUCE Forsyth is bringing back his hit 70s show The Generation Game.
It's also about winning, something Welch has done better than most and something Thomas is bringing back to Crespi.
The Conservatives are not looking at bringing back the poll tax, they insisted today.
And most of those who think they do know the rules on stocking up on exotic foods or bringing back a foreign plant as a gift actually get it wrong when asked, the survey* of 1,000 people found.
Messengers are able to move around autonomously in the mobile world, interacting with users and systems, bringing back data and decisions, all in real-time.
ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court (SC) has given deadline of July 16 to FIA and other authorities for bringing back Ahmad Faiz prime accused in Hajj corruption case from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan.
Manmohan Singh to demonstrate 'political honesty and political will' in bringing back black money stashed away in foreign shores.
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