bring back to life

idiom

: to cause (someone or something that has died) to begin living again
The story is about a mad scientist who tries to bring dead people back to life.
often used figuratively
They're trying to bring the restaurant back to life by introducing a new menu.an old theory that is being brought back to life

Dictionary Entries Near bring back to life

Cite this Entry

“Bring back to life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bring%20back%20to%20life. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ