Bring-to-life



Enliven or energize a person or thing. For example, The promise of a big part in the play brought Jane to life, or The author’s changes really brought this screenplay to life. [ c. 1300 ]
Also see: come to life

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  • Bring–to–light

    something that makes things visible or affords illumination: All colors depend on light. Physics. Also called luminous energy, radiant energy. electromagnetic radiation to which the organs of sight react, ranging in wavelength from about 400 to 700 nm and propagated at a speed of 186,282 mi./sec (299,972 km/sec), considered variously as a wave, corpuscular, or […]

  • Bring-to-mind

    Cause to be remembered, as in The film brought to mind the first time I ever climbed a mountain . This idiom, first recorded in 1433, appears in Robert Burns’s familiar “Auld Lang Syne” (1788), in which the poet asks if old times should never be brought to mind . Also see come to mind



  • Bring-to-one-s-knees

    Make one submit; reduce to a position of subservience. For example, Solitary confinement usually brings prisoners to their knees. This particular phrase dates only from the late 1800s, although there were earlier versions alluding to being on one’s knees as a gesture of submission.

  • Bring–to–pass

    to move past; go by: to pass another car on the road. to let go without notice, action, remark, etc.; leave unconsidered; disregard; overlook: Pass chapter two and go on to chapter three. to omit the usual or regular payment of: The company decided to pass its dividend in the third quarter of the year. […]



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