to bring up

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - bring up

"to bring up"

to introduce into discussion;

to mention


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - bring up

"to bring up"

to care for and nurture a child into adulthood;

to rear


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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - bring up

"to bring up"

to cause information to appear on a computer screen


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Idiom Definition 4

Idiom Definition - bring up

"to bring up"

to increase the amount or rate of something


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - bring up

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I thought we were going to have a great holiday season this year.

Colleague 2:  Sure.  Until the boss brought up the overtime schedule at the staff meeting.

Colleague 1:  As soon as the boss introduced the idea, I knew we would have to work over the holidays.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - bring up

Two acquaintances are talking ...

Acquaintance 1:  I'm sorry to hear that your parents were killed in an automobile accident when you were only four years old. Who brought you up?

Acquaintance 2:  My father's parents raised me on their farm. It was a really excellent childhood. They were very kind and nurturing.

Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - bring up

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Could you please show me how to get the cost-per-thousand with this complex software?

Colleague 2:  First, open the menu. Clicking on a particular item with the right mouse button brings up a sub-menu and you can see on the display the choices that include cost-per-thousand.

Colleague 1:  I knew there was a trick to it.

Idiom Scenario 4

Idiom Definition - bring up

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Production is down this quarter.

Colleague 2:  I suppose we have to find some way to raise the rate.

Colleague 1:  It is imperative that we bring up production.

to bring up - Usage:


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to bring up - Gerund Form:

Bringing up the matter of employee absenteeism, the boss outlined a new policy.

Bringing up children in the modern world can be a real challenge.

Bringing up the required spreadsheet on the monitor, she let her colleague take a look.

Bringing up production is a manager's goal.

to bring up - Examples:

1)  It's a real issue that has been brought up for decades. People like you that don't take it seriously and ...

2)  I came to see that our human nature is not what we have been brought up to believe it is.

3)  The students who walked out of their science classes when the teachers brought up climate change were acting out their parents' wishes.

4)  At one point, Miquel brought up the issue of money and how as a group they are accountable for paying ...

5)  They take these things frighteningly for granted. They were brought up in these ruins and no longer notice them.

6)  That will bring up the User Account Control Settings screen, which contains a slider you can set ...

7)  As a cancer survivor with a double mastectomy, I needed something to bring up my self esteem.

8)  It seems kind of a useless discussion, unless you bring up solutions.

9)  I think you bring up a good point about what would happen if the digital file was eventually sold ...

10)  Better yet, they should just have an emergency page they bring up for crises, since it's obviously too hard for many of them to ...

11)  Please don't feel that you need to apologize for bringing up something interesting that you want to discuss!

12)  ... and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the saints, helping those ...

13)  Thanks for bringing up the close-ups; I heard Dreyer, Bergman and Ozu where giggling at the ...

14)  It usually describes a long, hard process of bringing up one class to enjoy status and privileges on par with another class.

15)  This method may cause side effects, such as bringing up a dialog-box. If this method returns false, the focus remains on the ...

16)  ... you might see someone in pain and look away because it brings up your fear or anger; it brings up your resistance and confusion.

17)  A tap or drag on this banner brings up a short text summary of the tip itself.

18)  I think that this book brings up some great questions that a lot of our military guys and girls have to ...

19)  Throughout the book, Turkle brings up the question of solitude. What happens to our solitude when we are able ...

20)  Tapping on a day brings up a schedule for that day: great.