bring up
Verb

bring up

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see To bring from a lower position to a higher position.
    • 1953, United States Supreme Court, John Den ex dem. Archibald Russell v. The Association of the Jersey Company, reprinted in the United States Reports, volume 56, page 426:
      This case was brought up by writ of error from the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of New Jersey.
    When you're in the basement, can you bring up the paints?
  2. To mention.
    Don't bring up politics if you want to have a quiet conversation with that guy.
  3. To raise (children).
    She did well enough bringing up two sons and a daughter on her own.
  4. To uncover, to bring from obscurity; to resurface (e.g. a memory)
    A short Internet search brought up some amazing details of this story.
  5. To turn on power or start, as of a machine.
    Wait a minute while I bring up my computer.
  6. To vomit.
    I was very ill today; I kept bringing up everything I ate.
  7. To stop or interrupt a flow or steady motion.
    • 1934, Rex Stout, Fer-de-Lance (book), 1992 Bantam Books edition, ISBN 0553278193, page 91:
      " […] Mr. Wolfe, I beg you—I beg of you—"
      I was sure she was going to cry and I didn't want her to. But Wolfe brusquely brought her up:
      "That's all, Miss Barstow. […] "
    • 1999, Alice Borchardt, Night of the Wolf, Ballantine Books, ISBN 0345423631, page 260 :
      "No," Maeniel shouted, "No!" trying to distract the man, and lunged toward him. The chain on his ankle brought him up short and he fell on his face.
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  • Spanish: traer a colación, sacar a relucir
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