Sunday, 15 July 2012

Phrasal verbs with ‘bring’

Bring about = to make something happen e.g. The committee is going to bring about some changes over the next few months.
Bring along = to take someone/something somewhere e.g. Is it alright if I bring Sarah along?
Bring someone around = to make someone conscious e.g. They poured water on his face to bring him around.
Bring someone around = to make someone agree with you e.g. Initially, she didn’t want to have the conference in Taiwan but I managed to bring her around to the idea.
Bring back something = to remember the past e.g. That trip to Vietnam really brought back memories.
Bring back something = to start to re-use something e.g. They brought that bus service back.
Bring someone before something/someone = to stand in front of a judge/official group e.g. Ahmed was brought before the court on charges of corruption.
Bring down something = to reduce e.g. The Zimbabwean government is trying to bring down inflation.
Bring forward = to make an event earlier e.g. They’ve brought the date for the Shanghai art project forward to 31st December.
Bring in something = to earn money e.g. It’s about time you brought in some money.
Bring in something = to make a law/rule exist e.g. The government will bring in legislation for drinking and driving.
Bring in someone = to attract e.g. I hope our new branch in Nanjing road will bring in customers.
Bring in someone/something = to include in a conversation e.g. I don’t want to bring culture into this discussion.
Bring something on = to make something unpleasant begin e.g. Unemployment has been brought on by the financial crisis.
Bring something upon someone = to cause trouble e.g. He brought this situation upon himself.
Bring out something = to produce and sell something e.g. The company has brought out their new mobile phone model.
Bring out something = to make a particular quality more noticeable e.g. Stress brings out the worst in me.
Bring out somebody = to become more confident e.g. Lee was so shy but university has brought him out of his shell.
Bring up someone = to look after a child until they become an adult e.g. She was brought up in Taipei.
Bring up = to vomit e.g. That croissant was too sweet and I brought it up.
Bring something up = to talk about it e.g. I’m going to bring inequality up in the next meeting.


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