bring back

phrasal verb

brought back; bringing back; brings back
1
: to come back with (something or someone)
What did you bring back (with you) from your vacation?
Bring your roommate back with you when you come home for the holidays.
You promised to bring me back a present.
2
: to cause (something or someone) to return or be returned
The death penalty was done away with in this area many years ago, but some people now want it to be brought back.
The movie is a fantasy about a man who is brought back (to life) from the dead.
The company is doing poorly, and its former president is being brought back to help solve its problems.
3
: to cause (something or someone) to return to a condition, subject, etc.
That question brings us back (again) to the fundamental problem of world peace.
We gradually brought the conversation back to the subject of his unpaid bills.
4
: to cause (something) to return to someone's memory
Seeing her again brought back a lot of happy memories.
I had almost forgotten about the time we spent together, but seeing her again brought it all back (to me).

Examples of bring back in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The official synopsis reads: Distanced from his father Yohji (Tatsuya Fuji) for twenty years, actor Takashi (Mirai Moriyama) is brought back home by a jarring police call. Samantha Bergeson, IndieWire, 13 June 2024 Judy Reyes stars as a nurse whose daughter dies at the age of five, only to be brought back to life by a morgue technician (an unforgettable Marin Ireland) who has been experimenting with a daring new process. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, 11 June 2024 To bring back Frank Vogel after he was fired in Phoenix? Jim Alexander, Hartford Courant, 10 June 2024 Thinking about her days filming the show brought back memories that made Aniston emotional. Liza Esquibias, Peoplemag, 6 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for bring back 

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“Bring back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bring%20back. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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