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/ brɪŋ /
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verb (used with object), brought, bring·ing.

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Origin of bring

before 950; Middle English bringen,Old English bringan; cognate with Dutch brengen,German bringen,Gothic briggan
1. Bring, fetch, take imply conveying or conducting in relation to the place where the speaker is. To bring is simply to convey or conduct: Bring it to me. I'm permitted to bring my dog here with me. It is the opposite of take, which means to convey or conduct away from the place where the speaker is: Bring it back here. Take it back there. Fetch means to go, get, and bring back: Fetch me that bottle.
bringer, nounoutbring, verb (used with object), out·brought, out·bring·ing.
bring , fetch1, take (see synonym study at the current entry)
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British Dictionary definitions for bring

/ (brɪŋ) /

verb brings, bringing or brought (tr)

bringer, noun
Old English bringan; related to Gothic briggan, Old High German bringan
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