From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbring somebody/something ↔ up phrasal verb1MENTIONto mention a subject or start to talk about it syn raiseWhy did you have to bring up the subject of money?2TEACHto look after and influence a child until he or she is grown up syn raiseHe was brought up by his grandparents.bring somebody up to do somethingIn my day, children were brought up to respect the law.be brought up (as) a Catholic/Muslim etcI was brought up a Catholic. →upbringing3to make something appear on a computer screenCan you bring up the list of candidates again?4British EnglishSICK/VOMIT if you bring food up, it comes back up from your stomach and out of your mouthI had a sandwich for lunch and promptly brought it up again.5ACCUSEto charge someone with a particular crime and make them go to a court to be judged beforeHe was brought up before a magistrate, charged with dangerous driving.6 bring somebody up short/with a start to surprise someone and make them suddenly stop talking or doing somethingHer question brought me up short. →bring→ See Verb table
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bring up• For us to be successful, I must regain my form, bring my game up.• Lord Rea revealed that his mother and her woman lover had brought him up.• Start with arms outstretched and curve sideways, bringing the arm up and over as far as possible.• How delicious smelling, were the baskets of freshgarlic when the farmerbrought them up from the valley.• Weeping from fatigue when bringing coals up, singing for joy then going back with empty baskets.• He was always vague when I brought the subject up, so I never pushed it.• She looked at the bear and brought its nose up to her nose.• You bring the glass up to your lips, but suddenly you think: What am I doing?be brought up (as) a Catholic/Muslim etc• I was brought up a Catholic and I know the value of honesty.• I was brought up a Catholic but I discarded it quite early on.