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verb (tr)

(adverb) to restore (a person) to consciousness
(adverb) to cause (a ship) to turn into the wind and reduce her headway
(preposition) to make (something) equal to (an amount of money)that brings your bill to £17

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bring to

1

Restore to consciousness, as in I'll see if these smelling salts will bring her to. Also see bring around, def. 2.

2

Cause a vessel to stop by heading into the wind or some other means. For example, As they neared the anchorage, they brought the boat to. This usage was first recorded in 1753.

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