Meaning of BRING in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ brɪŋ ]

( brings, bringing, brought)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


If you bring someone or something with you when you come to a place, they come with you or you have them with you.

Remember to bring an apron or an old shirt to protect your clothes...

Come to my party and bring a girl with you...

Someone went upstairs and brought down a huge kettle...

My father brought home a book for me.

VERB : V n , V n , V n with adv , V n for n with adv , also V n n with adv , V n prep


If you bring something somewhere, you move it there.

Reaching into her pocket, she brought out a cigarette...

Her mother brought her hands up to her face.

VERB : V n with adv , V n with adv , also V n prep


If you bring something that someone wants or needs, you get it for them or carry it to them.

He went and poured a brandy for Dena and brought it to her...

The stewardess kindly brought me a blanket.

VERB : V n to/for n , V n n , also V n


To bring something or someone to a place or position means to cause them to come to the place or move into that position.

I told you about what brought me here...

Edna Leitch survived a gas blast which brought her home crashing down on top of her.

VERB : V n prep / adv , V n -ing


If you bring something new to a place or group of people, you introduce it to that place or cause those people to hear or know about it.

...the drive to bring art to the public.

VERB : V n to n


To bring someone or something into a particular state or condition means to cause them to be in that state or condition.

He brought the car to a stop in front of the square...

His work as a historian brought him into conflict with the political establishment...

They have brought down income taxes.

VERB : V n prep , V n prep , V n with adv


If something brings a particular feeling, situation, or quality, it makes people experience it or have it.

He called on the United States to play a more effective role in bringing peace to the region...

Banks have brought trouble on themselves by lending rashly...

He brought to the job not just considerable experience but passionate enthusiasm...

Her three children brought her joy.

VERB : V n to/on/from n , V n to/on/from n , V to n n , V n n


If a period of time brings a particular thing, it happens during that time.

For Sandro, the new year brought disaster...

We don’t know what the future will bring.

VERB : V n , V n


If you bring a legal action against someone or bring them to trial, you officially accuse them of doing something illegal.

He campaigned relentlessly to bring charges of corruption against former members of the government...

The ship’s captain and crew may be brought to trial and even sent to prison.

VERB : V n against n , be V-ed to n


If a television or radio programme is brought to you by an organization, they make it, broadcast it, or pay for it to be made or broadcast. ( mainly BRIT; in AM, usually use sponsor )

You’re listening to Science in Action, brought to you by the BBC World Service...

We’ll be bringing you all the details of the day’s events.

VERB : be V-ed to n by n , V n n


When you are talking, you can say that something brings you to a particular point in order to indicate that you have now reached that point and are going to talk about a new subject.

And that brings us to the end of this special report from Germany.

VERB : V n to n


If you cannot bring yourself to do something, you cannot do it because you find it too upsetting, embarrassing, or disgusting.

It is all very tragic and I am afraid I just cannot bring myself to talk about it at the moment.

VERB : with brd-neg , V pron-refl to-inf


to bring something alive: see alive

to bring something to bear: see bear

to bring the house down: see house

to bring up the rear: see rear

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.