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
meaning – make happen
example – A lot of changes have been brought about by advances in technology.
- bring back
meaning – carry an object back when you return, make something return to your memory
example – Can you bring me back an ice cream from the shop please?
- bring down
meaning – lose power
example – The citizens worked together to bring down the government.
- bring forward
meaning – change the date or time of something so it`s earlier
example – Your work has been exceptional lately. So, I’m bringing forward your pay review meeting.
- bring on
meaning – invite a person to the stage, make something to happen
example – Ladies and gentlemen, I’m now going to bring on tonight’s special guest.
- bring out
meaning – release a product, to make a certain quality show
example – The boyband will be bringing out a new single next year.
- bring over
meaning – carry an item to another place where you are heading
example – Don’t forget to bring over your speaker, mine is broken.
- bring someone round
meaning – make an unconscious person become conscious
example – Alex is in an induced coma; the doctor will bring him round in a few days.
- bring up
meaning – raise a child, vomit, raise a new topic for conversation
example – Does anyone have any issues to bring up regarding the new working hours?
picture 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.
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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