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Definition of bring up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


bring up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    bring somebodyup

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  1. 1[often passive] to care for a child, teaching him or her how to behave, etc. synonym raise She brought up five children. He was brought up by his aunt. a well/badly brought up child bring somebody up to do something They were brought up to (= taught as children to) respect authority. + noun I was brought up a Catholic. related noun upbringing
  2. 2(law) to make someone appear for trial He was brought up on a charge of drunk driving.

    bring somethingup

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  1. 1to mention a subject or start to talk about it synonym raise Bring it up at the meeting.
  2. 2to make something appear on a computer screen Click with the right mouse button to bring up a new menu.
  3. 3to vomit to bring up your lunch
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bring up