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