- 1to ask somebody to do a particular job or to be involved in something Local residents were angry at not being brought in on (= asked for their opinion about) the new housing proposal. bring somebody in to do something Experts were brought in to advise the government.
- 2(of the police) to bring somebody to a police station in order to ask them questions or arrest them Two men were brought in for questioning. See related entries: The police
- 1to introduce a new law They want to bring in a bill to limit arms exports.
- 2to attract somebody/something to a place or business We need to bring in a lot more new business.
- 3to give a decision in court The jury brought in a verdict of guilty.