bring sth about phrasal


bring sth about phrasal
verb (T) to make something happen: Computers have brought about many changes in the workplace. bring sb/sth around/round phrasal verb (T)
1 bring the conversation around/round to 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: We managed to bring her round with some smelling salts.
3 to manage to persuade someone to do something or to agree with you: Give me a day or two and I'll see if I can bring her around.
4 to bring someone or something to someone's house: If I bring it round tomorrow you can check it out.
bring back phrasal verb (T)
1 (bring something back) to start to use something such as a law, method, or process that was used in the past: They should bring back the death penalty, that's what I think! | bringing back the old electric trams
2 bring back sth to make you remember something: The smell of new paper always brings back memories of school.
3 bring sth back to take something or someone with you when you come back from somewhere: bring sb back sth: Hey, Freddie! Bring me back a few beers would ya! | bring sth back(for sb): I brought these back from Kenya for the children.
4 it brings us/me back to used when you want to talk about a particular problem again: This brings us back to the important question of money.
bring sb/sth down phrasal verb (T)
1 to fly an aircraft down to the ground and stop: He brought the Cessna down in a hay-meadow by the river.
2 to move your arm or a weapon, tool etc quickly downwards: He brought down the axe with a thud.
3 to shoot at a plane, bird, or animal so that it falls to the ground: A bomber had been brought down by anti-aircraft fire.
4 bring down the government/president etc to force the government etc to stop ruling
5 to knock someone over in a game of football, rugby etc: Klinsmann was brought down on the edge of the area.
bring sth down on/upon phrasal verb (T) formal to make something bad happen to someone, especially yourself: His recklessness brought down disaster on the whole family. bring sth forth phrasal verb (T) formal to produce something or make it appear: a tragic love affair that brought forth only pain bring sth forward phrasal verb (T)
1 to change an arrangement in the future so that something happens sooner: 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 a plan to tackle urban crime.
3 technical to move the total from one set of calculations onto the next page, so that more calculations can be done: The balance brought forward is $21,765,.
bring in phrasal verb (T)
1 (bring in something) to earn a particular amount or produce a particular amount of profit: The sale of the house only brought in about $45,000,.
2 (bring someone in) to allow or invite someone to become involved in a discussion, investigation etc: It all became very serious and the police were brought in. | Could I just bring in some members of the audience to get their views.
3 bring in a verdict when a court or jury brings in a verdict, it says whether someone is guilty or not
bring sb/sth off phrasal verb (T)
1 to succeed in doing something very difficult: Together they brought off a daring diamond robbery.
2 technical to help people to leave a ship that is sinking
bring sth on phrasal verb (T)
1 to make something bad or unpleasant happen: a bad cold brought on by going out in the rain | Whatever has brought this on? Have I upset you somehow?
2 to make plants or crops grow faster: The hot weather has really brought on the roses.
bring sth on/upon sb phrasal verb (T) to make something bad happen to someone: You have brought disaster on the whole village! bring out phrasal verb (T)
1 (bring something/someone out) to make something easier to see, taste, notice etc: The oregano really brings out the flavour of the meat. | Fatherhood seems to have brought out his sense of responsibility.
2 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.
3 (bring something out) to produce a book, record etc to be sold to the public: The Food Association has brought out a handy guide.
4 (bring someone out) to make someone feel more confident, happy, and friendly: When he went to college it really brought him out.
5 (bring someone out) BrE to make workers stop working and go on strike (strike2 (1)): They are threatening to bring out the power workers next.
bring sb out in phrasal verb (T) BrE if something brings you out in spots, a rash 2 (1) etc, it makes spots etc appear on your skin: Chocolate always brings me out in spots. bring sb round -see bring sb around/round bring sb through (sth) phrasal verb (T) to help someone to successfully deal with a very difficult event or period of time: It was Churchill, above all, who brought us through the war. bring sb together phrasal verb (T) to introduce two people to each other or to be the thing that does this: What brought them together was their mutual love of opera. bring sb/sth up phrasal verb (T)
1 to mention a subject or start to talk about it: Why did you have to bring up the subject of money? | I shall bring up this question at the next meeting.
-see raise 1
2 (usually passive) to educate and care for a child until it is grown up: He left her to bring up three young children on her own. | be brought up (as) a Catholic/Muslim etc: I was brought up a Lutheran. | be brought up to do sth: In my day, children were brought up to respect the law.
3 BrE to vomit 1 something up from your stomach: He can't eat anything without bringing it up.
4 bring sb up short/with a start to make someone suddenly stop talking or doing something: Her question brought me up short.
5 bring sb up on a charge of theft/treason etc to charge someone with a particular crime

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • bring sth up — UK US bring sth up Phrasal Verb with bring({{}}/brɪŋ/ verb [T] (brought, brought) ► to start to talk about a particular subject: »Nobody was willing to bring up the subject of pay at the meeting …   Financial and business terms

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