bring

[[t]brɪ̱ŋ[/t]]
brings, bringing, brought
1) VERB If you bring someone or something with you when you come to a place, they come with you or you have them with you.

[V n] Remember to bring an apron or an old shirt to protect your clothes...

[V n] Come to my party and bring a girl with you...

[V n with adv] Someone went upstairs and brought down a huge kettle...

[V n for n with adv] My father brought home a book for me. [Also V n n with adv, V n prep]

2) VERB If you bring something somewhere, you move it there.

[V n with adv] Reaching into her pocket, she brought out a cigarette...

[V n with adv] Her mother brought her hands up to her face. [Also V n prep]

3) VERB If you bring something that someone wants or needs, you get it for them or carry it to them.

[V n to/for n] He went and poured a brandy for Dena and brought it to her...

[V n n] The stewardess kindly brought me a blanket. [Also V n]

4) VERB To bring something or someone to a place or position means to cause them to come to the place or move into that position.

[V n prep/adv] I told you about what brought me here...

[V n prep/adv] The shock of her husband's arrival brought her to her feet...

[V n -ing] Edna Leitch survived a gas blast which brought her home crashing down on top of her.

5) VERB If you bring something new to a place or group of people, you introduce it to that place or cause those people to hear or know about it.

[V n to n] ...a brave reporter who had risked death to bring the story to the world.

[V n to n] ...the drive to bring art to the public.

6) VERB To bring someone or something into a particular state or condition means to cause them to be in that state or condition.

[V n prep] He brought the car to a stop in front of the square...

[V n prep] His work as a historian brought him into conflict with the political establishment...

[V n prep] The incident brings the total of people killed to fifteen...

[V n with adv] They have brought down income taxes.

7) VERB If something brings a particular feeling, situation, or quality, it makes people experience it or have it.

[V n to/on/from n] He called on the United States to play a more effective role in bringing peace to the region...

[V n to/on/from n] Kinkel said the attacks had brought disgrace on Germany...

[V n to/on/from n] Banks have brought trouble on themselves by lending rashly...

[V to n n] He brought to the job not just considerable experience but passionate enthusiasm...

[V n n] Her three children brought her joy.

8) VERB If a period of time brings a particular thing, it happens during that time.

[V n] For Sandro, the new year brought disaster...

[V n] We don't know what the future will bring.

9) VERB If you bring a legal action against someone or bring them to trial, you officially accuse them of doing something illegal.

[V n against n] He campaigned relentlessly to bring charges of corruption against former members of the government...

[be V-ed to n] The ship's captain and crew may be brought to trial and even sent to prison.

10) VERB If a television or radio programme is brought to you by an organization, they make it, broadcast it, or pay for it to be made or broadcast. [mainly BRIT]

[be V-ed to n by n] You're listening to Science in Action, brought to you by the BBC World Service...

[V n n] We'll be bringing you all the details of the day's events.

(in AM, usually use sponsor)
11) VERB When you are talking, you can say that something brings you to a particular point in order to indicate that you have now reached that point and are going to talk about a new subject.

[V n to n] Which brings me to a delicate matter I should like to raise...

[V n to n] And that brings us to the end of this special report from Germany.

12) VERB: with brd-neg If you cannot bring yourself to do something, you cannot do it because you find it too painful, embarrassing, or disgusting.

[V pron-refl to-inf] It is all very tragic and I am afraid I just cannot bring myself to talk about it at the moment.

Syn:
13) to bring something alivesee alive
to bring something to bearsee bear
to bring the house downsee house
to bring up the rearsee rear
Phrasal Verbs:

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