• IPA: /ˈbɹɪŋ/

bring (brings, present participle bringing; past brought, past participle brought)

  1. (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.
  2. (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.”
  3. (transitive) To occasion or bring about.
    The controversial TV broadcast brought a storm of complaints.
  4. (transitive) To raise (a lawsuit, charges, etc.) against somebody.
  5. To persuade; to induce; to draw; to lead; to guide.
    • 1689 (indicated as 1690), [John Locke], chapter 2, in An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. […], London: […] Thomas Basset, […], OCLC 153628242 ↗, book I, page 11 ↗:
      It seems so preposterous a thing […] that they do not easily bring themselves to it.
  6. To produce in exchange; to sell for; to fetch.
    What does coal bring per ton?
  7. (baseball) To pitch, often referring to a particularly hard thrown fastball.
    The closer Jones can really bring it.
Translations Interjection
  1. The sound of a telephone ringing.

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