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bring up vb (tr, adverb)
  1. to care for and train (a child); rear
  2. to raise (a subject) for discussion; mention
  3. to vomit (food)



bring /brɪŋ/ vb (brings, bringing, brought)(transitive)
  1. to carry, convey, or take (something or someone) to a designated place or person: bring that book to me, will you bring Jessica to Tom's party?
  2. to cause to happen or occur to (oneself or another): to bring disrespect on oneself
  3. to cause to happen as a consequence: responsibility brings maturity
  4. to cause to come to mind: it brought back memories
  5. to cause to be in a certain state, position, etc: the punch brought him to his knees
  6. to force, persuade, or make (oneself): I couldn't bring myself to do it
  7. to sell for; fetch: the painting brought 20 pounds
  8. to institute (proceedings, charges, etc)
  9. to put (evidence, etc) before a tribunal
  10. bring forthto give birth to

See also bring about, bring downEtymology: Old English bringan; related to Gothic briggan, Old High German bringan

ˈbringer n



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