What does ‘bring’ mean?

The word ‘bring’ can mean many different things. As a verb, it involves an action of carrying an object to a place or produce a state or condition.

For example:

  • I’ve brought us a pizza for lunch. (carry an object)
  • Our pet dog died last night, he brought us so much joy. (produce a state)

Bring is an irregular verb. The past tense is brought and the past participle is brought.

phrasal verbs with bring

Phrasal verbs with ‘bring’ include:

  • Bring about (make happen)
  • Bring back (carry an object or return to memory)
  • Bring down (lose power)
  • Bring forward (advance)
  • Bring on (start)
  • Bring out (release)
  • Bring over (carry an object)
  • Bring someone round (make someone conscious)
  • Bring up (vomit, raise a topic or child)
phrasal verbs with bring

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘bring’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with bring - bring about
phrasal verbs with bring - bring back
phrasal verbs with bring - bring down
phrasal verbs with bring - bring forward
phrasal verbs with bring - bring on
phrasal verbs with bring - bring out
phrasal verbs with bring - bring over
phrasal verbs with bring - bring round
phrasal verbs with bring - bring up

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with bring below.

idioms with verbs – BRING

Did you know that many idiomatic expressions (idioms) in English also contain a lot of verbs? Just like phrasal verbs, idioms are a major part of the English language (slang in particular). They are used constantly amongst native English speakers and are handy to know and understand.

Now you’ve learnt all the phrasal verbs with bring, how about learning the idioms with bring too?

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