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    to bring out

    I need your advice on usage of the phrasel verb "to bring out". My dictionary provides the following example: a writer who's expected to bring out a new novel next year.
    Can I bring out a new CD, a song, a movie or something that is not printed?

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    Re: to bring out

    Yes you can. "Bring out" can mean publish. But it goes beyond that. A movie star can bring out a new perfume. Mercedes Benz can bring out a new D-class model, etc.

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    #3

    Re: to bring out

    You can also bring out the best in someone.

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    Re: to bring out

    In the years of the bubonic plague, they used to call, "Bring out your dead!"

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    #5

    Re: to bring out

    But that is literal; it is not a phrasal verb.

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    Re: to bring out

    Aren't multi-word verbs with BOTH literal and metaphorical meaning called "phrasal verbs"? That is the way they are usually presented in grammar books.

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    Re: to bring out

    I am not a teacher.

    Not as far as I'm concerned.

    A phrasal verb is an idiomatic phrase.

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    Re: to bring out

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I need your advice on usage of the phrasel verb "to bring out". My dictionary provides the following example: a writer who's expected to bring out a new novel next year.
    Can I bring out a new CD, a song, a movie or something that is not printed?
    Public shows or performances are usually debuted-- especially if they are live.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/debuted?r=66

    Performances contained in an electronic or digital medium are usually released.

    Movies can be debuted or released.

    Then, you can release a debut album!

    Those are the two words associated with "bringing out" a new work in the performing arts.



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