Meaning of “bring up someone” in the English Dictionary


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bring up someone

phrasal verb with bring us /brɪŋ/ verb [ T ] past tense and past participle brought /brɔt/

(care for)

to care for a child until it is an adult:

An aunt brought him up.
He was brought up on jazz (= experienced it a lot as a child).

(Definition of “bring up someone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)