Harry Reid promised to bring up the bill for a Senate cloture vote this week.
England fans also love to bring up the score from the two World Wars, singing “Stand up if you won the war!”
Why bring up pensions at all—except as a smokescreen, and a transparent one at that?
What better way to bring up a serious issue without commandeering the meal?
How is it possible that the State Department did not bring up the sensitivity of this day to the Poles?Lousy staff work.
bring up a shirt one day and a pair of drawers the next, that's what you do.
“Why, I do believe they are coming to bring up at our anchorage,” observed Tom.
But I can bring up the grub, while you keep after that mother lode.
bring up all the leaves, close them and tie with thread crosswise.
Unable to break the enemy, unable to bring up any new forces from Vienna, Napoleon ordered a retreat.
Old English bringan "to bring, bring forth, produce, present, offer" (past tense brohte, past participle broht), from Proto-Germanic *brenganan (cf. Old Frisian brenga, Middle Dutch brenghen, Old High German bringan, Gothic briggan); no exact cognates outside Germanic, but it appears to be from PIE root *bhrengk-, compound based on root *bher- (1) "to carry" (cf. Latin ferre; see infer).
The tendency to conjugate this as a strong verb on the model of sing, drink, etc., is ancient: Old English also had a rare strong past participle form, brungen, corresponding to modern colloquial brung. To bring down the house figuratively (1754) is to elicit applause so thunderous it collapses the roof.