bring

v.

1) (A) ('to carry') she brought word to them; or: she brought them word

2) (C) ('to carry') he brought a book for me; or: he brought me a book

3) (d; tr.) ('to present') to bring before (to bring a proposal before a committee)

4) (d; tr.) ('to summon') to bring before (he was brought before the court)

5) (d; tr.) ('to carry') to bring into (she brought the chairs into the house)

6) (d; tr.) to bring on ('to cause') (he brought trouble on himself)

7) (d; tr.) to bring to ('to cause to reach') (to bring water to a boil; her speech brought the crowd to its feet; we must bring him to his senses; to bring smb. to life)

8) (d; tr.) to bring within ('to cause to reach') (another few feet will bring them within range)

9) (H; no passive) ('to induce') we could not bring him to share our views; she could not bring herself to read the letter

10) (J) ('to cause to come') his last-minute appeal brought them rushing to his aid

11) (misc.) to bring a child into the world

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[brɪŋ]
or: he brought me a book
or: she brought them word
she could not bring herself to read the letter
(A) ('to carry') she brought word to them
(C) ('to carry') he brought a book for me
(H; no passive) ('to induce') we could not bring him to share our views
(J) ('to cause to come') his last-minute appeal brought them rushing to his aid
(misc.) to bring a child into the world
(d; tr.) to bring within (another few feet will bring them within range; 'to cause to reach')
(d; tr.) to bring on (he brought trouble on himself; 'to cause')
(d; tr.) ('to summon') to bring before (he was brought before the court)
(d; tr.) ('to carry') to bring into (she brought the chairs into the house)
(d; tr.) ('to present') to bring before (to bring a proposal before a committee)
(d; tr.) to bring to (to bring water to a boil; her speech brought the crowd to its feet; we must bring him to his senses; to bring smb. to life; 'to cause to reach')

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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