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bring

 (brĭng)
tr.v. brought (brôt), bring·ing, brings
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.
4.
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.
5.
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.
Phrasal Verbs:
bring about
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.
bring down
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.
bring forth
1. To give rise to; produce: plants bringing forth fruit.
2. To give birth to (young).
bring forward
1. To present; produce: bring forward proof.
2. Accounting To carry (a sum) from one page or column to another.
bring in
1. Law To give or submit (a verdict) to a court.
2. To produce, yield, or earn (profits or income).
bring off
To accomplish: bring off a successful advertising campaign.
bring on
To cause to appear: brought on the dessert.
bring out
1.
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.
bring to
1. To cause to recover consciousness.
2. Nautical To cause (a ship) to turn into the wind or come to a stop.
bring up
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.
Idioms:
bring down the house
To win overwhelming approval from an audience.
bring home
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.

[Middle English bringen, from Old English bringan; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

bring′er n.
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!

bring off

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to succeed in achieving (something), esp with difficulty or contrary to expectations: he managed to bring off the deal.
2. slang to cause to have an orgasm
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bring off - be successful; achieve a goal; "She succeeded in persuading us all"; "I managed to carry the box upstairs"; "She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it"; "The pianist negociated the difficult runs"
bring home the bacon, deliver the goods, succeed, win, come through - attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"

bring

verb
1. To cause to come along with oneself:
2. To succeed in causing (a person) to act in a certain way:
4. To achieve (a certain price).Also used with in:
phrasal verb
bring aboutphrasal verb
bring around or round
1. To succeed in causing (a person) to act in a certain way:
2. To cause to come back to life or consciousness:
phrasal verb
bring down
1. To cause to fall, as from a shot or blow:
Slang: deck.
Idiom: lay low.
2. To bring about the downfall of:
phrasal verb
bring forth
To give birth to:
Chiefly Regional: birth.
Idiom: be brought abed of.
phrasal verb
bring in
To make as income or profit:
phrasal verb
bring off
To bring about and carry to a successful conclusion:
Informal: swing.
phrasal verb
bring onphrasal verb
bring out
To present for circulation, exhibit, or sale:
phrasal verb
bring up
1. To take care of and educate (a child):
2. To put forward (a topic) for discussion:
3. To call or direct attention to something:
Translations
يَنْجَحُ في مُهِمَّةٍ، يُحَقِّقُ
dosáhnout
gennemføreudføre
sikerre visz
takast e-î

w>bring off

vt sep
people from wreckretten, wegbringen (prep obj von)
(= succeed with) planzustande or zu Stande bringen, zuwege or zu Wege bringen; to bring off a coupein Ding drehen (inf); he brought it off!er hat es geschafft! (inf)
(sl, = bring to orgasm) to bring somebody offes jdm besorgen (sl)

bring

(briŋ) past tense, past participle brought (broːt) verb
1. to make (something or someone) come (to or towards a place). I'll bring plenty of food with me; Bring him to me!
2. to result in. This medicine will bring you relief.
bring about
to cause. His disregard for danger brought about his death.
bring back
to (cause to) return. She brought back the umbrella she borrowed; Her singing brings back memories of my mother.
bring down
to cause to fall. The storm brought all the trees down.
bring home to
to prove or show (something) clearly to (someone). His illness brought home to her how much she depended on him.
bring off
to achieve (something attempted). They brought off an unexpected victory.
bring round
to bring back from unconsciousness. Fresh air brought him round.
bring up
1. to rear or educate. Her parents brought her up to be polite.
2. to introduce (a matter) for discussion. Bring the matter up at the next meeting.

bring towards the speaker: Mary, bring me some coffee .
take away from the speaker: Take these cups away .
fetch from somewhere else and bring to the speaker: Fetch me my book from the bedroom .
References in classic literature ?
For after the sailors could no longer come up the Thames, they came on to the Essex coast, to Harwich and Walton and Clacton, and afterwards to Foulness and Shoebury, to bring off the people.
You have risked life, and all that is dear to you, to bring off this gentle one, and I suppose that some such disposition is at the bottom of it all.
I can bring off two canoe loads of food in the morning.
It had occurred to him that he could bring off a double event.
His pedigree as a destructive attacker is proven and Lancaster acknowledges he could be a useful weapon to bring off the bench.
The Drovers looked to odds on to score after the break when prop Peter Edwards burst away and fed Roberts only for replacement Arthur Ellis to bring off a magnificent cover tackle.
If you look at England they bring off Toby Flood and Jonny Wilkinson comes on or they bring off Jonny and Toby comes on.
BBC1 had to bring off a miracle to justify the removal of The One Show for the Christmas season.
Cousin Vinny made history in 2008 by becoming the first horse to bring off the Grade 1 bumper double at the Cheltenham and Punchestown Festivals, and last season he twice won over hurdles from six attempts.
The sacking of Woodward Foodservice MD Ed Hyslop and trading director Dave Howarth this week could have been a result of the business bring off more than it could chew.
So why did Morton boss Jim McInally have to bring off the only player who could hold the ball up and was undoubtedly our best player, big Bambi Templeman?