/brɪŋ / (say bring)

verb (t) (brought, bringing)
1. to cause to come with oneself; take along to the place or person sought; conduct or convey.
2. to cause to come, as to a recipient or possessor, to the mind or knowledge, into a particular position or state, to a particular opinion or decision, or into existence, view, action, or effect.
3. to lead or induce: he couldn't bring himself to do it.
4. to yield as proceeds; sell for: the car brought $2000.
5. Law to put forward before a tribunal; declare in or as if in court.
6. bring about,
a. to cause; accomplish.
b. Nautical to turn (a ship) on to the opposite tack.
7. bring back,
a. to restore: to bring back corporal punishment.
b. to recall to the mind; remind one of.
8. bring down,
a. to shoot down or cause to fall (a plane, animal, footballer, etc.).
b. to reduce (a price); lower in price.
c. to humble, subdue, or cause to fail: to bring down a government.
d. to introduce (proposed legislation): to bring down a bill.
9. bring forth,
a. to give rise to; cause: his jokes brought forth gales of laughter.
b. Archaic give birth to (children).
10. bring forward,
a. to produce to view.
b. to adduce.
c. Accounting to transfer (a figure) to the top of the next column.
d. to move or transfer (a meeting, appointment, etc.) to an earlier time or date.
11. bring in,
a. to introduce.
b. to produce; yield (an income, cash, etc.).
c. NZ to bring (land) into cultivation.
12. bring in a verdict, to announce a verdict to a court.
13. bring into effect, to cause to operate or function: the government will bring into effect new road safety regulations.
14. bring into question, to introduce a doubt about the reliability or validity of.
15. bring into the world, to cause to come into being; give birth to.
16. bring it on!, Colloquial (an aggressive exhortation to another to let a fight or combative encounter begin.)
17. bring off,
a. to bring to a successful conclusion; achieve.
b. to bring away from a ship, etc.
c. to induce an orgasm in.
18. bring on,
a. to induce; cause.
b. to cause to advance in growth, development, etc.
c. to excite sexually, so as to induce orgasm.
19. bring out,
a. to expose; show; reveal.
b. to encourage (a timid or diffident person).
c. to publish.
d. to formally introduce (a young woman) into society.
e. to instruct (workers, etc.) to leave work and go on strike.
20. bring over, to convince; convert.
21. bring round,
a. to convince of an opinion.
b. to restore to consciousness, as after a faint.
22. bring to,
a. to bring (someone) back to consciousness.
b. Nautical to head (a ship) close to or into the wind and kill its headway by manipulating helm and sails.
23. bring to heel,
a. to exert discipline over a dog so that it falls in behind the owner, following in the to-heel position. See heel1 (def. 22a).
b. to control (someone) so that they follow commands obediently and submissively.
24. bring to justice, to succeed in bringing someone before the courts to answer for their crimes.
25. bring to life, to instil life into.
26. bring to the light of day, to reveal or expose, as secret corrupt activities or practices.
27. bring to trial, to succeed in bringing court action against.
28. bring under, to subdue.
29. bring up,
a. to care for during childhood; rear.
b. to introduce to notice or consideration.
c. to cause to advance, as troops.
d. to vomit.
e. Nautical to stop (a ship); make fast to a buoy or quay, etc.
30. bring up to date, to make informed of recent developments.
31. bring up with a jolt, to cause to stop suddenly, especially for re-appraisal.
{Middle English bringen, Old English bringan}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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