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What does 'to life' mean here?

The coffeemaker has stirred to life.
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TakaThe coffeemaker has stirred to life.
It means it has started to work, or showed signs of working, usually after being dormant for some time.
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So without 'to life', would it lose such implication as showing signs of working, usually after being dormant for some time?
Taka:

I think it is the whole phrase "stir to life" which has this (idiomatic) meaning.
It's idiomatic. I see.

I thought the 'to life' in question had the same kind of implication as that of 'bring to life' or 'come to life'.
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Only insofar as coffeemakers are living creatures.
Yes, it's in the same family-

To bring to life means to rescue someone who was near death.
To come to life means that you do it of your own accord.

To stir to life does not mean that the thing was nearly dead, only asleep.

The city stirs to life early in the morning when people start to arrive for work.
The volcano rumbled and stirred to life after being dormant for hundreds of years.
Bears stir to life in early spring after a long winter's rest.
The student sleeping in the back row of desks stirred to life after the teacher called his name.
The football team played in the first half as if they were half asleep. But they suddenly stirred to life in the second half and won the game.
AlpheccaStarsYes, it's in the same family-To bring to life means to rescue someone who was near death.To come to life means that you do it of your own accord.To stir to life does not mean that the thing was nearly dead, only asleep.The city stirs to life early in the morning when people start to arrive for work.The volcano rumbled and stirred to life after being dormant for hundreds of years.Bears stir to life in early spring after a long winter's rest.The student sleeping in the back row of desks stirred to life after the teacher called his name.The football team played in the first half as if they were half asleep. But they suddenly stirred to life in the second half and won the game.
Good! Thanks, AS!
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Mister MicawberOnly insofar as coffeemakers are living creatures.
Mine seems to have a life of its own. Emotion: smile

Anyway, we do use "come to life" with inanimate objects:

The old tractor had seen better days. But when I cranked her up, she sputtered and sputtered and finally came to life with a belch of black smoke.

A-Emotion: stars