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Related to bring in: bring out
tr.v. brought (brôt), bring·ing, bringsPhrasal Verbs:
1. To carry, convey, lead, or cause to go along to another place: brought enough money with me.
2. To carry as an attribute or contribution: You bring many years of experience to your new post.
3. To lead or force into a specified state, situation, or location: bring the water to a boil; brought the meeting to a close.
a. To persuade; induce: The defendant's testimony brought others to confess.
b. To get the attention of; attract: Smoke and flames brought the neighbors.
a. To cause to occur as a consequence: Floods brought destruction to the valley.
b. To cause to occur as a concomitant: For many, the fall brings hay fever.
6. To cause to become apparent to the mind; recall: This music brings back memories.
7. To advance or set forth (charges) in a court.
8. To be sold for: a portrait that brought a million dollars.
1. To cause (something) to happen: a speech that brought about a change in public opinion.
2. Nautical To cause (a ship or boat) to head in a different direction.
bring around (or round)
1. To cause to adopt an opinion or take a certain course of action.
2. To cause to recover consciousness.
1. To cause to fall or collapse: a shot that brought down a bird; a demolition crew that brought down a building.
2. To force to the ground, as by tackling.
3. To cause to lose power or leave office: The scandal brought down the prime minister.
4. To kill.
5. To disappoint or dispirit: The cancellation of the ballgame brought us down.
1. To give rise to; produce: plants bringing forth fruit.
2. To give birth to (young).
1. To present; produce: bring forward proof.
2. Accounting To carry (a sum) from one page or column to another.
1. Law To give or submit (a verdict) to a court.
2. To produce, yield, or earn (profits or income).
To accomplish: bring off a successful advertising campaign.
To cause to appear: brought on the dessert.
a. To reveal or expose: brought out the facts.
b. To introduce (a debutante) to society.
2. To produce or publish: bring out a new book.
3. To nurture and develop (a quality, for example) to best advantage: You bring out the best in me.
1. To cause to recover consciousness.
2. Nautical To cause (a ship) to turn into the wind or come to a stop.
1. To take care of and educate (a child); rear.
2. To introduce into discussion; mention.
3. To vomit.
4. To cause to come to a sudden stop.
bring down the house
To win overwhelming approval from an audience.
To make perfectly clear: a lecture that brought home several important points.
bring home the bacon
1. To earn a living, especially for a family.
2. To achieve desired results; have success.
bring to bear
1. To exert; apply: bring pressure to bear on the student's parents.
2. To put (something) to good use: "All of one's faculties are brought to bear in an effort to become fully incorporated into the landscape" (Barry Lopez).
bring to light
To reveal or disclose: brought the real facts to light.
bring to (one's) knees
To reduce to a position of subservience or submission.
bring to terms
To force (another) to agree.
bring up the rear
To be the last in a line or sequence.
Usage Note: The difference between bring and take is one of perspective. Bring indicates motion toward the place from which the action is regarded—typically toward the speaker—while take indicates motion away from the place from which the action is regarded—typically away from the speaker. Thus from a customer's perspective, the customer takes checks to the bank and brings home cash, while from the banker's perspective the customer brings checks to the bank in order to take away cash. When the point of reference is not the place of speaking itself, either verb is possible, but the correct choice still depends on the desired perspective. For example, The labor leaders brought their requests to the mayor's office suggests a point of view centered around the mayor's office, while The labor leaders took their requests to the mayor's office suggests a point of view centered around the labor leaders. Be aware that the choice of bring or take determines the point of view emphasized. For example, a parent sitting at home may say of a child, She always takes a pile of books home with her from school, describing the situation from the child's viewpoint leaving school. If the viewpoint shifts to the speaker, bring becomes appropriate, as in Look, I see her coming right now, and she's bringing a whole armful of books!
vb (tr, adverb)
1. (Commerce) to yield (income, profit, or cash): his investments brought him in £100.
2. (Law) to produce or return (a verdict)
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to put forward or introduce (a legislative bill, etc)
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|Verb||1.||bring in - bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment; "He brought in a new judge"; "The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor"|
immigrate - introduce or send as immigrants; "Britain immigrated many colonists to America"
track - carry on the feet and deposit; "track mud into the house"
insinuate - introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner; "He insinuated himself into the conversation of the people at the nearby table"
|2.||bring in - earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"|
make - act in a certain way so as to acquire; "make friends"; "make enemies"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
turn a profit, profit - make a profit; gain money or materially; "The company has not profited from the merger"
rake off - take money from an illegal transaction
take home, bring home - earn as a salary or wage; "How much does your wife take home after taxes and other deductions?"
rake in, shovel in - earn large sums of money; "Since she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in"
gross - earn before taxes, expenses, etc.
|3.||bring in - be sold for a certain price; "The painting brought $10,000"; "The old print fetched a high price at the auction"|
|4.||bring in - submit (a verdict) to a court|
|5.||bring in - transmit; "The microphone brought in the sounds from the room next to mine"|
2. To succeed in causing (a person) to act in a certain way:
3. To be the cause of:
bring about, bring on, cause, effect, effectuate, generate, induce, ingenerate, lead to, make, occasion, result in, secure, set off, stir (up), touch off, trigger.
bring around or round
1. To succeed in causing (a person) to act in a certain way:
1. To cause to fall, as from a shot or blow:
cut down, down, drop, fell, flatten, floor, ground, knock down, level, prostrate, strike down, throw.
Idiom: lay low.
(lit) person, object → hereinbringen (→ prep obj, -to in +acc); harvest → einbringen, bergen (esp DDR); sails → einziehen; to bring in the New Year → das neue Jahr begrüßen
(fig: = introduce) fashion, custom → einführen; (Parl) bill → einbringen; to bring something into fashion → etw in Mode bringen
(= involve, call in) police, consultant etc → einschalten (on bei); don’t bring him into it → lass ihn aus der Sache raus; she’s bound to bring Freud in → sie wird bestimmt Freud mit hereinbringen; why bring Freud/that in? → was hat Freud/das damit zu tun?
(Jur, jury) verdict → fällen