breathe (new) life into

Definition of breathe (new) life into

:to give new energy and excitement to (something)
  • She is credited with breathing new life into contemporary art.
  • The singer managed to breathe life into some tired old songs.

Word by Word Definitions

breathe play
  1. : to draw air into and expel it from the lungs : respire

  2. : to inhale and exhale freely

  3. : live

new play
  1. : having recently come into existence : recent, modern

  2. : having been seen, used, or known for a short time : novel

  3. : unfamiliar

  1. : newly, recently

life play
  1. : the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

  2. : a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

  3. : an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. : of or relating to animate being

  2. : lifelong

  3. : using a living model


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