Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bring sb up”

See all translations

bring sb up

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with bring   /brɪŋ/ (brought, brought) us  
B1 to care for a child until he or she is an adult, often giving him or her particular beliefs: She was brought up by her grandmother. They brought her up (as/to be) a Catholic. [+ to infinitive] David was brought up to respect authority.
More examples
Translations of “bring sb up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 養育,撫養,教養(某人)…
in Russian воспитывать…
in Turkish bakmak, büyütmek, yetiştirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 养育,抚养,教养(某人)…
in Polish wychowywać kogoś…
(Definition of bring sb up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bring sb up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “bring sb up” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More