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Definition of "bring up" [bring up]

  • To care for and train (a child); rear (verb)
  • To raise (a subject) for discussion; mention (verb)
  • To vomit (food) (verb)
  • To cause (a person) to face or confront (verb)
  • To cause (something) to be of a required standard (verb)
  • Used other than as an idiom: To bring from a lower position to a higher position.. (verb)

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  • To mention. (verb)
  • To raise (children). (verb)
  • To uncover, to bring from obscurity. (verb)
  • To turn on power or start, as of a machine. (verb)

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Use "bring up" in a sentence
  • "Touting jobs recordPerry is quick to bring up his record on jobs and to talk about the Texas economy, a preview of what Iowans will hear if he runs."
  • "Arianta said officials bring up the issue of lump-sum payments each August at the GovEnergy workshop, which brings together 3,000 to 4,000 officials, about half of them from the military and the rest from other U.S. government departments, to talk about energy-saving ideas."
  • "I asked, hoping he wasnt about to bring up the fact that I had almost been murderedtwice."