- IPA: /ˈbɹɪŋ/
bring (brings, present participle bringing; past brought, past participle brought)
- (transitive, ditransitive) To transport toward somebody/somewhere.
- Waiter, please bring me a single malt whiskey.
- 1892, Walter Besant, chapter II, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], OCLC 16832619 ↗:
- At twilight in the summer […] the mice come out. They […] eat the luncheon crumbs. Mr. Checkly, for instance, always brought his dinner in a paper parcel in his coat-tail pocket, and ate it when so disposed, sprinkling crumbs lavishly […] on the floor.
- (transitive, figuratively) To supply or contribute.
- The new company director brought a fresh perspective on sales and marketing.
- 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0029 ↗:
- “ […] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
- (transitive) To occasion or bring about.
- The controversial TV broadcast brought a storm of complaints.
- (transitive) To raise (a lawsuit, charges, etc.) against somebody.
- To persuade; to induce; to draw; to lead; to guide.
- To produce in exchange; to sell for; to fetch.
- What does coal bring per ton?
- (baseball) To pitch, often referring to a particularly hard thrown fastball.
- The closer Jones can really bring it.
- French: apporter, amener
- German: bringen, holen
- Italian: portare
- Portuguese: trazer
- Russian: (a thing, on foot) приноси́ть
- Spanish: traer bringer is coming, llevar bringer is going
- The sound of a telephone ringing.