- bring back
- verb1. bring back to the point of departure (Freq. 6)• Verb Frames:-
Somebody ——s something-
Somebody ——s something to somebody-
Somebody ——s something PP2. return to consciousness (Freq. 1)-
These pictures bring back sad memories• Verb Frames:-
Somebody ——s somebody-
Something ——s somebody
* * *bring back [phrasal verb]1 bring (something or someone) back or bring back (something or someone)1 a : to come back with (something or someone)
What did you bring back (with you) from your vacation?1 b : to cause (something or someone) to return
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.
We gradually brought the conversation back to the subject of his unpaid bills.2 bring (something) back or bring back (something) : 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).• • •Main Entry: ↑bring
Useful english dictionary. 2012.