bring up

v.

1) (B) I didn't want to bring up the subject to her at that time

2) (d; tr.) to bring up against ('to confront with') (the drought brought us up against serious difficulties)

3) (D; tr.) ('to raise') to bring up for (to bring up a question for discussion)

4) (D; tr.) to bring up on ('to inculcate with') (they brought the children up on stories about the Old West)

5) (D; tr.) ('to lift') to bring up to (we brought their proficiency up to the required level)

6) (H) ('to educate, raise') our parents brought us up to respect others

7) (misc.) her scream brought us up short ('her scream startled us')

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['brɪŋ'ʌp]
(B) I didn't want to bring up the subject to her at that time
(H) ('to educate, raise') our parents brought us up to respect others
(misc.) her scream brought us up short ('her scream startled us')
(d; tr.) to bring up against (the drought brought us up against serious difficulties; 'to confront with')
(D; tr.) to bring up on (they brought the children up on stories about the Old West; 'to inculcate with')
(D; tr.) ('to raise') to bring up for (to bring up up a question for discussion)
(D; tr.) ('to lift') to bring up to (we brought their proficiency up to the required level)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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