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- (transitive, ditransitive) To fetch something.
- I brought back the groceries.
- Could you bring me back some chocolate?
- (transitive) To cause someone to remember something from the past.
- The smell of the magnolia brought back sweet memories of my childhood.
- (transitive) To reenact an old rule or law.
- In the UK it is customary to hold a vote every few years on whether to bring back the death penalty.
- (transitive) To revive; to cause something dead to be alive once again.
- 1901, W. W. Jacobs, The Monkey's Paw:
- The old man turned and regarded her, and his voice shook. "He has been dead ten days, and besides he — I would not tell you else, but — I could only recognize him by his clothing. If he was too terrible for you to see then, how now?" / "Bring him back," cried the old woman, and dragged him toward the door. "Do you think I fear the child I have nursed?"
- This verb can take two objects, as in bring me back some books / bring back some books to me / bring some books back to me.
to fetch something