bring up
verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to bring (a person) to maturity through nurturing care and education 2. to cause to stop suddenly 3. to bring to attention ; introduce 4. vomit intransitive verb to stop suddenly

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  • bring up — ► bring up 1) look after (a child) until it is an adult. 2) raise (a matter) for discussion. 3) (of a ship) come to a stop. Main Entry: ↑bring …   English terms dictionary

  • bring up — index bear (adduce), discipline (train), educate, foster, nurture, raise (advance) …   Law dictionary

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  • bring up — verb 1. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic (Freq. 3) raise the specter of unemployment he conjured wild birds in the air call down the spirits from the mountain • Syn: ↑raise, ↑conjure, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring up — v. 1) (B) I didn t want to bring up the subject to her at that time 2) (d; tr.) to bring up against ( to confront with ) (the drought brought us up against serious difficulties) 3) (D; tr.) ( to raise ) to bring up for (to bring up a question for …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bring up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bring up : present tense I/you/we/they bring up he/she/it brings up present participle bringing up past tense brought up past participle brought up 1) [often passive] to look after a child until he or she… …   English dictionary

  • bring up — Synonyms and related words: advance, advert, affront, allude, apprentice, barf, be seasick, be sick, brave, break, break in, breast, breed, bring before, bring forward, bring up short, broach, cast, cease fire, challenge, christen, chuck up, come …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bring up — 1) PHRASAL VERB When someone brings up a child, they look after it until it is an adult. If someone has been brought up in a certain place or with certain attitudes, they grew up in that place or were taught those attitudes when they were growing …   English dictionary

  • bring up — In the sense of to rear, to care for during childhood, this term is acceptable but is considered less refined and somewhat more informal than rear (See raise). Use bring up in ordinary conversation if it is a term widely used in your locality;… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • bring up — I. introduce, begin to talk about    Please bring up that point at the meeting. We can discuss it then. II. vomit, puke    Did the baby bring up his breakfast? Let me wipe it up …   English idioms

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