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15 English Phrasal Verbs With 'BRING'

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15 phrasal verbs with 'BRING'

Bring about

  1. Make something happen
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: The changes to the law were BROUGHT ABOUT by the government because so many people were ignoring the old one.

Bring along

  1. Bring someone or something to certain place
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: You can BRING your friends ALONG if you like.
  2. Help someone improve
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: Her coach has BROUGHT her ALONG a lot in the last six months.

Bring around

  1. Persuade or convince someone
    (Separable [obligatory] | International English)
    » Example: It took me ages to BRING him AROUND to my point of view.
  2. Bring something with you when you visit
    (Separable [optional] | British English)
    » Example: He BROUGHT some books AROUND when he came last night.
  3. Get someone talking about something
    (Separable [obligatory] | International English)
    » Example: He didn't want to discuss the details, but I managed to BRING him AROUND and he told me everything.

Bring back

  1. Cause someone to remember
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: Visiting my old school BROUGHT BACK memories of when I was a pupil there.
  2. Return
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: He took the calculator home yesterday and hasn't BROUGHT it BACK yet.

Bring down

  1. Make a government fall
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: The vote of no-confidence BROUGHT the government DOWN.
  2. Make something cheaper
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: The improvements in technology have BROUGHT the prices of computers DOWN considerably in recent months.

Bring forth

  1. Produce something, make it known or visible
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: The prosecution BROUGHT FORTH a lot of evidence against him.
  2. Produce
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: She BROUGHT FORTH a surprising result.
  3. Make something happen
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: The report has BROUGHT FORTH a lot of criticism of the policy.
  4. Remove something from where it is kept or hidden
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: She BROUGHT FORTH the diary and showed it to us.

Bring forward

  1. Make something happen earlier than originally planned
    (Separable [obligatory] | International English)
    » Example: The meeting has been BROUGHT FORWARD to this Friday instead of next week because some people couldn't make it then.

Bring in

  1. Earn
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: The job BRINGS IN two thousand dollars a month.

Bring off

  1. Succeed with something difficult
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: No one thought she'd manage to do it, but she BROUGHT it OFF in the end.

Bring on

  1. Cause something to happen or speed up the process
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: Getting wet in the rain yesterday BROUGHT ON my cold.
  2. Make something appear
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: BRING ON the dancers!

Bring out

  1. Release or publish
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: The band are BRINGING OUT a new CD in the autumn.
  2. Elicit a response
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: Suzie BRINGS OUT the best in him.

Bring out in

  1. Cause a health problem or reaction
    (Separable [obligatory] | International English)
    » Example: It was the lobster that BROUGHT me OUT in this rash all over my body.

Bring round

  1. Make someone wake up from unconsciousness or an anaesthetic
    (Separable [obligatory] | International English)
    » Example: The doctors BROUGHT him ROUND a few hours after the operation.

Bring up

  1. Mention. Raise a topic for discussion.
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: They didn't BRING the subject UP at the meeting.
  2. Raise a child
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: My parents BROUGHT me UP strictly.

Bring Up

  1. Be officially charged with a crime
    (Separable [optional] | American English)
    » Example: He was BROUGHT UP on charges of public intoxication.

Take our Exercise on 'BRING'

Quiz for Verb: 'To BRING'

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