bring


bring
bring
W1S1 [brıŋ] v past tense and past participle brought [bro:t US bro:t]
[T]
[: Old English; Origin: bringan]
1.)
a) to take something or someone with you to the place where you are now, or to the place you are talking about
→↑take
Did you bring an umbrella?
It was the first time Joey had ever brought a girl home .
They brought news of further fighting along the border.
bring sth/sb to sth/sb
Is it OK if I bring some friends to the party?
bring sb/sth with you
For some reason, Jesse had brought a tape recorder with him.
b) to get something for someone and take it to them
bring sb sth
Can you bring me another beer?
Robert asked the waiter to bring him the check.
While she was in prison, friends used to bring her books and writing materials.
bring sth/sb to sth/sb
He expects me to bring everything to him in bed.
2.)
a) to make a particular situation exist or cause a particular feeling
efforts to bring peace to the region
The strikes are expected to bring chaos.
The senator's speech brought an angry response from Civil Rights groups.
b) to cause someone or something to reach a particular state or condition
bring sth to an end/a close/a halt/a conclusion
(=make something stop)
The trial was swiftly brought to an end.
It was the war that first brought him to power (=make someone have power over a country) .
So far the US has been unable to bring him to justice (=make him be punished for his actions) .
Bring the sauce to the boil (=heat it until it boils) .
The country had been brought to its knees (=caused to be in such a bad condition that it is almost impossible to continue) .
3.) [always + adverb/preposition]
to make something move in a particular direction
bring sth up/down/round etc
Bring your arm up slowly until it's level with your shoulder.
He lifted the axe above his head, then brought it down with a thud on the tree trunk.
The storm brought the old oak tree crashing down.
4.) [always + adverb/preposition]
if something brings people to a place, it makes them go there
The discovery of gold brought thousands of people to the Transvaal.
what brings you here?
(=used to ask why someone is in a particular place)
What brings you here on a night like this?
5.) to make something available for people to use, have, enjoy etc
The expansion of state education brought new and wider opportunities for working class children.
bring sth to sb/sth
The government is launching a new initiative to bring jobs to deprived areas.
bring sb sth
It's a good sign - let's hope it will bring us some luck.
6.) if a period of time brings a particular event or situation, the event or situation happens during that time
The 1930s brought unemployment and economic recession.
Who knows what the future will bring?
7.) bring charges/a lawsuit/a court case/a prosecution/a claim (against sb)
to begin a court case in order to try to prove that someone has done something wrong or is legally responsible for something wrong
Survivors of the fire later brought a billion dollar lawsuit against the company.
The police say they are planning to bring charges against him.
8.) bring a smile to sb's lips/face
to make someone smile
Her words brought a sudden smile to his lips.
9.) bring tears to sb's eyes
to make someone start to cry
The pain brought tears to his eyes.
10.) bring the total/number/score etc to sth
used when saying what the new total etc is
This brings the total to 46.
11.) cannot/could not bring yourself to do sth
to feel unable to do something because it would upset you or someone else too much
She still can't bring herself to talk about it.
12.) spoken used when saying that something is the next thing that you want to talk about
that/this/which brings me to ...
This brings me to the main point of today's meeting.
13.) if a programme is brought to you by a particular television or radio company, they broadcast it or make it
sth is brought to you by sb
This programme is brought to you by the BBC.
14.) bring sth to bear (on/upon sth)
formal to use something, for example your power, authority, or your knowledge, in a way that will have a big effect on something or someone
The full force of the law was brought to bear on anyone who criticized the government.
15.) bring home the bacon informal
to earn the money that your family needs to live
bring about [bring sth<=>about] phr v
to make something happen
= ↑cause
How can we bring about a change in attitudes?
A huge amount of environmental damage has been brought about by the destruction of the rainforests.
bring along [bring sb/sth<=>along] phr v
to take someone or something with you when you go somewhere
You're welcome to bring along a friend.
I've brought some pictures along to show you.
bring around/round [bring sb/sth around/round] phr v
1.) bring the conversation around/round to sth
to deliberately and gradually introduce a new subject into a conversation
I'll try to bring the conversation around to the subject of money.
2.) to make someone become conscious again
I slapped his face a couple of times to try to bring him round.
3.) to manage to persuade someone to do something or to agree with you
She won't listen to me. Let's see if Sue can bring her round.
bring somebody/something around/round to
I'm sure I can bring him around to our point of view.
4.) to bring someone or something to someone's house
I'll bring the books around tomorrow.
bring back phr v
1.) bring sth<=>back
to start to use something again that was used in the past
The city council has decided to bring back the old electric trams.
Bringing back the death penalty has done absolutely nothing to reduce crime.
2.) bring sth<=>back
to make you remember something
The trip brought back a lot of happy memories .
Seeing those pictures on TV brought it all back to me.
3.) bring sth<=>back
to take something or someone with you when you come back from somewhere
bring sth back for sb
Don't forget to bring something back for the kids.
bring sb back sth
If you're going to the store, could you bring me back a six-pack?
4.) bring sb<=>back
to return someone to their previous job or position of authority
Following their latest defeat, soccer fans are urging the club to bring back the former manager.
5.) bring sb back to sth
if something that is said brings you back to a particular subject, it is connected with that subject, so you will start talking about it again
This brings us back to the question of funding.
bring down [bring sb/sth<=>down] phr v
1.) to reduce something to a lower level
The government hopes these measures will help to bring down inflation.
2.) to fly a plane down to the ground
= ↑land
The pilot managed to bring the plane down safely.
3.) to make a plane, bird, or animal fall to the ground by shooting at it
A bomber had been brought down by anti-aircraft fire.
4.) to force a government or ruler to stop ruling a country
a crisis that could bring down the government
5.) to make someone fall over
He was brought down by the goalkeeper and awarded a penalty.
bring down on/upon [bring sth<=>down on/upon sb] phr v
to make something bad happen to someone, especially to yourself or to people connected with you
His recklessness brought down disaster on the whole family.
bring forth [bring sth<=>forth] phr v
to produce something or make it appear
a tragic love affair that brought forth only pain
bring forward [bring sth<=>forward] phr v
1.) to change an arrangement so that something happens sooner
bring something<=>forward to
The meeting's been brought forward to Thursday.
2.) bring forward legislation/plans/policies etc
to officially introduce plans etc for people to discuss
The government has brought forward new proposals to tackle the problem of increasing crime.
3.) to record the result of a calculation so that it can be used in a further calculation
The balance brought forward is £21,765.
bring in [bring sb/sth<=>in] phr v
1.) to introduce a new law
Harsh anti-Trade Union laws were brought in in the early 1980s.
2.) to ask someone to become involved in a discussion or situation
I'd like to bring in Doctor Hall here and ask him his views.
bring sb in to do sth
The police were brought in to investigate the matter.
3.) to earn a particular amount or produce a particular amount of profit
The sale of the house only brought in about £45,000.
4.) to attract customers to a shop or business
We've got to bring in more business if we want the restaurant to survive.
5.) bring in a verdict
to say officially in a law court whether someone is guilty or not guilty of a crime
= ↑return a verdict
The jury brought in a verdict of not guilty.
bring into [bring sb/sth into sth] phr v
1.) to cause someone or something to be in a particular situation
Most of the land has now been brought into cultivation.
The work brought me into contact with a lot of very interesting people.
2.) to make someone become involved in a discussion or situation
The government is trying to bring teachers into the debate on education.
There is a danger that this could bring other countries into the war.
bring off [bring sth<=>off] phr v
to succeed in doing something difficult
= ↑pull off
They managed to bring off the most daring jewellery robbery in history.
bring on [bring sth<=>on] phr v
1.) to make something bad or unpleasant happen
= ↑cause
Stress can bring on an asthma attack.
What's brought this on? Have I upset you somehow?
2.) to help someone to improve or make progress
Teachers have to bring on the bright children and at the same time give extra help to those who need it.
3.) to make plants or crops grow faster
Keeping the young plants in a greenhouse will help bring them on.
bring on/upon [bring sth on/upon sb] phr v
to make something unpleasant happen to someone
You have brought disaster on the whole village!
bring sth on/upon yourself
I've got no sympathy for him - he's brought this all on himself!
bring onto [bring sb onto sth] phr v
if something brings you onto a particular subject, it is a good time for you to start talking about it
This brings me onto the question of pay rises.
bring out [bring sth<=>out] phr v
1.) to make something easier to see, taste, notice etc
The spices really bring out the flavour of the meat.
Fatherhood seems to have brought out the caring side of him.
2.) to produce something that will be sold to the public
He's bringing out a new album next month.
They've brought out a new perfume called 'Desire'.
3.) to take something out of a place
Jenny opened the cupboard and brought out a couple of bottles.
4.) bring out the best/worst in sb
to make someone behave in the best or worst way that they can
Alcohol just brings out the worst in her.
5.) bring sb out of himself/herself
to make someone feel more confident and able to talk to people
Changing schools has really brought her out of herself.
bring out in [bring sb out in sth] phr v
if something brings you out in spots, it makes them appear on your skin
Any foods containing wheat bring him out in a rash.
bring round [bring sb/sth round]
bring around
bring through () [bring sb through (sth)] phr v
to help someone to successfully deal with a very difficult event or period of time
Both my children have brought me through extremely difficult times since my husband died.
bring together [bring sb<=>together] phr v
1.) to arrange for people to meet and do something together
We brought together researchers from three different universities to work on the project.
2.) to make people have a better relationship or feel closer to each other
Any attack by a foreign power will inevitably bring the people of a country together.
bring up [bring sb/sth<=>up] phr v
1.) to mention a subject or start to talk about it
= ↑raise
Why did you have to bring up the subject of money?
2.) to look after and influence a child until he or she is grown up
= ↑raise
He was brought up by his grandparents.
bring sb up to do sth
In my day, children were brought up to respect the law.
be brought up (as) a Catholic/Muslim etc
I was brought up a Catholic.
3.) to make something appear on a computer screen
Can you bring up the list of candidates again?
4.) BrE if you bring food up, it comes back up from your stomach and out of your mouth
I had a sandwich for lunch and promptly brought it up again.
5.) to charge someone with a particular crime and make them go to a court to be judged
bring somebody/something<=>up before
He was brought up before a magistrate, charged with dangerous driving.
6.) bring sb up short/with a start
to surprise someone and make them suddenly stop talking or doing something
Her question brought me up short.
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WORD CHOICE: bring, take, get, fetch
bring means to carry something or come with someone to the place where you are or to the place where you are talking about : Would you like me to bring anything to the party? |She brought her Spanish friend into class.
take means to carry something or go with someone to another place, away from where you are or where you are talking about : Don't forget to take your umbrella. |I'll take you home.
get means to go to another place and come back with something or someone : I went upstairs to get my jacket.
In British English, you can also use fetch : Will you fetch Susan from the airport?
In American English, you only use fetch to talk about a dog getting something.
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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