Meaning | Synonyms
- in the literal form, it means to take something to a higher place
- to become ill (vomit)
- to care for a child until they become an adult (typically used in the past tense – brought up)
- to mention something or someone
- to increase or elevate something
- to talk about something
- to raise
- Please bring up some more blankets when you come to bed.
- I am a terrible flyer. I usually bring up my lunch.
- I was brought up in a very strict household. My parents wouldn’t allow me to go out with friends.
- I was born and brought up in London, we moved to United States when I was 15.
- We would like to have a nice evening, please don’t bring up her ex-husband.
- If you want to get into a good university you will need to bring up your marks before the end of the semester.
The phrase was first used in the 1400s to describe raising a child. In 1719 Daniel Defoe used the term to describe becoming ill, in his best-selling novel Robinson Crusoe.
It was later modified in the 1800s to include introducing a topic into the conversation. This is typically used to describe something that people would prefer not to discuss. (Why would you bring up the past?)
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