bring phrasal verbs

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Bring Phrasal Verbs
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bring something about
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1. Cause something to happen.
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‘she brought about a revolution in psychoanalysis’
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2. Cause a ship to head in a different direction.
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‘he brought the ship about in a stylish tack’
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bring something back
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1. Reintroduce something.
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‘bringing back capital punishment would solve nothing’
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1.1. Cause something to return.
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‘the smell of the tiny church brought back every memory of my childhood’
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bring someone down
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1. Cause someone to lose power.
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‘the vote will not bring down the government’
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1.1. Cause someone to fall over, especially by tackling them during a football or rugby match.
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‘Harris was brought down by Palmer on the edge of the box’
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1.2. Make someone unhappy.
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‘she was in such a good mood I couldn't bear to bring her down’
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bring someone/something down
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Cause someone or something to fall over by shooting them.
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‘too bad he couldn't bring the bear down with a clean shot’
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bring something forth
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Give birth to something.
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‘why does Elsbeth not bring forth a child?’
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bring something forward
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1. Move a meeting or event to an earlier date or time.
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‘the congress has been brought forward by a year’
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2. (in bookkeeping) transfer a total sum from the bottom of one page to the top of the next.
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‘a profit and loss balance brought forward of £5,000,000’
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3. Propose a plan or idea for consideration.
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‘I realize that when I bring forward proposals they will have to be judged on their merits’
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bring something in
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1. Introduce a new law or product.
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‘Congress brought in reforms to prevent abuse of presidential power’
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2. (of a jury) give a decision in court.
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‘the jury brought in a unanimous verdict’
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bring someone off
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1. Rescue someone from a ship in difficulties.
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‘‘Any men been brought off yet?’ Joe asked one of the fishermen on the beach’
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2. Give someone or oneself an orgasm.
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bring something off
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Achieve something successfully.
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‘a good omelette is very hard to bring off’
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bring someone on
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Encourage someone who is learning something to develop or improve.
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‘Mr Edom thought well of him, and was bringing him on’
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bring something on
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1. Cause something, typically something unpleasant, to occur.
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‘ulcers are not brought on by a rich diet’
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1.1. Be responsible for something unpleasant that happens to (oneself or someone else)
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‘he's brought it upon himself—he's not a victim’
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2. (of the weather) promote the growth of crops.
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bring someone out
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1. Encourage someone to feel more confident.
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‘she needs friends to bring her out of herself’
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2. Cause someone to go on strike.
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‘protest aimed at bringing out the miners who were still at work’
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bring something out
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1. Produce and launch a new product or publication.
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‘the band are bringing out a video’
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2. Make something more evident; emphasize something.
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‘the shawl brings out the colour of your eyes’
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bring someone round
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1. Restore someone to consciousness.
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‘she administered artificial respiration and brought him round’
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2. Persuade someone to agree to something.
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‘she's not keen, but I think I can bring her round’
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bring something to
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Cause a boat to stop, especially by turning into the wind.
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bring someone to
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Restore someone to consciousness.
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(chiefly of a ship) come to a stop.
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bring someone up
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1. Look after a child until it is an adult.
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‘she was partly brought up by her maternal grandparents’
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1.1. Be taught as a child to adopt particular behaviour or attitudes.
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‘he had been brought up to believe that marriage was forever’
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bring something up
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1. Vomit something.
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‘fortunately I brought up the poison’
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2. Raise a matter for discussion or consideration.
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‘she tried repeatedly to bring up the subject of money’
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