2011년 9월 24일 토요일

Dic: bring something to life, something comes to life

  • The cold, hard cruelty of two young men is vividly brought to life in this true story.
  • Poems which had seemed dull and boring suddenly came to life.
  • The new teacher really brought French to life for us.
  • Flowers can bring a dull room back to life.
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13. PHRASE : V inflects If you bring something to life or if it comes to life, it becomes interesting or exciting.

bring somebody/something to life to make somebody/something more interesting or exciting

CF.

14. PHRASE : V inflects If something or someone comes to life, they become active.
  • The volcano came to life a week ago.
come to life:
  1. to become more interesting, exciting or full of activity: The match finally came to life in the second half.
  2. to start to act or move as if alive: In my dream all my toys came to life.
..... Cobuild, OALD

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