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bring

verb [T]  /brɪŋ/ (past tense and past participle brought  /brɔt/) us  

bring verb [T] (TAKE)

to take or carry someone or something to a place or a person, or in the direction of the person speaking: Bring me that book./Bring that book to me. I brought my daughter to the office. [M] Next time you come, bring your boyfriend along. [M] It started raining, so I brought in the laundry. This broadcast was brought to you (= paid for) by Powdermilk Biscuits.

bring verb [T] (CAUSE)

to cause, result in, or produce a state: The rain brought some relief from this heat. The explosion brought the building crashing to the ground. What brings you here? Prosecutors brought charges against the program’s director. Funding cuts brought an end to the project. Wicks brought her to the attention of a movie producer.

bring verb [T] (FORCE)

to make yourself do something that you do not want to do: I couldn’t bring myself to disappoint her.
(Definition of bring from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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