Meaning of “bring sth up” in the English Dictionary

"bring sth up" in British English

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bring sth up

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

(TALK)

B2 to start to talk about a particular subject:

She's always bringing up her health problems.

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  • The meeting seemed to be going well until Charles brought up the issue of holiday pay.
  • He's forever bringing up the past.
  • The evening was going well until someone brought up the subject of politics.
  • She would start talking about something else whenever he brought up the subject of marriage.
  • It was neither the time nor place to bring up the issue of religion.

(Definition of “bring sth up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bring sth up" in Business English

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bring sth up

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

to start to talk about a particular subject:

Nobody was willing to bring up the subject of pay at the meeting.

(Definition of “bring sth up” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)