Invertext Online Technical Dictionary

bring to life

phrasal verb  

dar vida

Definition 1

Literally, cause to become (living breathing person, organism, etc.).

Source: Invertext, from Concise Oxford Dictionary

Context: However she (a mare elephant) brought the baby to life herself in just under 2½ minutes after the birth.


Definition 2

Metaphorically, bear, give birth to, produce (thing, consequence, etc.).

Source: The oil shock brought the G7 to life in 1975. The financial crisis has brought it close to death.

Context: Financial Times 04/10/2009 (editorial)

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