brought

[ brawt ]
/ brɔt /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of bring.

Related forms

un·brought, adjective

Definition for brought (2 of 2)

bring

[ bring ]
/ brɪŋ /

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


Verb Phrases

Origin of bring

before 950; Middle English bringen, Old English bringan; cognate with Dutch brengen, German bringen, Gothic briggan

Related forms

bring·er, nounout·bring, verb (used with object), out·brought, out·bring·ing.

Can be confused

bring fetch1 take (see synonym study at the current entry)

Synonym study

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.
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British Dictionary definitions for brought (1 of 2)

brought

/ (brɔːt) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of bring

British Dictionary definitions for brought (2 of 2)

bring

/ (brɪŋ) /

verb brings, bringing or brought (tr)


Derived Forms

bringer, noun

Word Origin for bring

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