bring on
transitive verb Date: 1592 to cause to appear or occur

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bring on — (something) to cause something to happen. People who are sick often wonder what they did to bring this on. The attacks brought on fears that the political process might be overtaken by violence …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring on — ► bring on 1) encourage or help (someone) to develop or improve. 2) cause (something unpleasant) to occur. Main Entry: ↑bring …   English terms dictionary

  • bring on — index cause, conduce, create, incite, incur, induce, originate, precipitate (hasten) …   Law dictionary

  • bring on — [v] provoke accelerate, advance, cause, expedite, generate, give rise to, induce, inspire, lead to, occasion, precipitate, prompt; concepts 7,19 …   New thesaurus

  • bring on — verb 1. cause to arise (Freq. 6) induce a crisis • Syn: ↑induce • Derivationally related forms: ↑inducive (for: ↑induce), ↑inducement …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bring on : present tense I/you/we/they bring on he/she/it brings on present participle bringing on past tense brought on past participle brought on 1) to be the cause of something bad, especially an illness… …   English dictionary

  • bring on — phr verb Bring on is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑stress Bring on is used with these nouns as the object: ↑attack, ↑fit, ↑headache, ↑migraine, ↑nausea, ↑symptom …   Collocations dictionary

  • bring on — {v.} To result in; cause; produce. * /The murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the summer of 1914 brought on the First World War./ * /Spinal meningitis brought on John s deafness when he was six years old./ * /Reading in a poor light may bring… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bring on — {v.} To result in; cause; produce. * /The murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the summer of 1914 brought on the First World War./ * /Spinal meningitis brought on John s deafness when he was six years old./ * /Reading in a poor light may bring… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bring\ on — v To result in; cause; produce. The murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the summer of 1914 brought on the First World War. Spinal meningitis brought on John s deafness when he was six years old. Reading in a poor light may bring on a headache …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bring on — PHRASAL VERB If something brings on an illness, pain, or feeling, especially one that you often suffer from, it causes you to have it. [V P n (not pron)] Severe shock can bring on an attack of acne... [V ed P] Bob died of a heart attack, brought… …   English dictionary

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