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verb [T] (TOWARDS PLACE)    /brɪŋ/ (brought, brought)
A2 to take or carry someone or something to a place or a person , or in the direction of the person speaking : "Shall I bring anything to the party ?" "Oh, just a bottle ." [+ two objects] Bring me that knife /Bring that knife to me. Can you help me bring in the shopping (= take it into the house )? The police brought several men in for questioning (= took them to the police station because they might have been involved in a crime ). When they visit us they always bring their dog with them.Transferring and transporting objects Grammar:Bring, take and fetchGrammar:BringBring means moving something or someone. The movement is either from where the listener is to where the speaker is, or from the speaker to the listener.Grammar:TakeTake means movement with something or someone from where the speaker or listener is to a different place:Grammar:Bring or take?Grammar:FetchFetch means to go to another place to get something or someone and return with the thing or the person. We use it for people and things that are not here but that we need or are due to be here. We can usually use get instead of fetch:Grammar:Bring, take and fetch: typical errors
(Definition of bring verb (TOWARDS PLACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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