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Phrasal verbs with bring

Bring about something (Make something happen)

  • The civic administration plans to bring about major changes in the infrastructure of the city.
  • A lack of trust often brings about bitterness in a relationship.

Bring along somebody or bring somebody along

To bring along somebody is to bring him or her somewhere

  • Can I bring my friend along for the party?
  • Everybody should bring along something to drink.

Bring along can also mean ‘help someone to improve his / her skills’.

  • A good leader should be able to bring his teammates along.

Bring somebody around / round (Make someone who is unconscious become conscious again.)

  • They sprinkled water on her face to bring her around.

Bring somebody around can also mean ‘persuade him / her to agree with you’.

  • At first she didn’t like my idea, but I eventually managed to bring her around.

Bring something back or bring back something (Make someone remember something from the past.)

  • That song always brings back memories of my childhood.

Bring somebody back or bring back somebody (reappoint somebody)

  • He left the firm in 2001 but was brought back by the new management.

Bring somebody down or bring down somebody (Cause people in government etc. to lose their position)

  • This scandal is likely to bring the government down.

Bring down can also mean ‘reduce the amount of something’.

  • The government has failed to bring down inflation.
Bring something forward or bring forward something

To bring an event forward is to change its date so that it happens earlier than planned.

  • The date of the wedding has been brought forward to June 21st.

Bring in something or bring something in (Make a particular amount of money)

  • His father has asked him to look for a job so that he can bring some money in.

Bring off something or bring something off (succeed in doing something difficult)

  • It was a tough job, but I managed to bring it off.

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