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bring sb up

phrasal verb with bring uk   /brɪŋ/  us   /brɪŋ/ verb [T] (brought, brought)
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.

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in Chinese (Simplified) 养育,抚养,教养(某人)…
in Turkish bakmak, büyütmek, yetiştirmek…
in Russian воспитывать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 養育,撫養,教養(某人)…
in Polish wychowywać kogoś…
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