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English definition of “bring sth on”

bring sth on

phrasal verb with bring     /brɪŋ/ verb [T] (brought, brought)
to make something happen, usually something bad: The loud music brought on another one of his headaches.Causing things to happen bring it on! informal said to show that you are prepared and willing to compete in a competition or to do something difficult: England versus Brazil - bring it on!Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctant
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