bring up

verb
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of bring up

1 : to bring (a person) to maturity through nurturing care and education
2 : to cause to stop suddenly
3 a : to bring to attention : introduce
b computers : to cause (something, such as a file or picture) to appear on a computer screen
  • … you can make any picture that it displays into wallpaper by right-clicking with the arrow over the art to bring up a box with a "Set as wallpaper" choice.
  • —Barry Popik
4 : vomit
: to stop suddenly

Examples of bring up in a Sentence

  1. it takes an immense commitment and a lot of love to bring up a child properly

  2. I hate to bring this up, but we're running short of money.

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First Known Use of bring up

14th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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Medical Dictionary

bring up

transitive verb \ (ˈ)briŋ-ˈəp \

medical Definition of bring up

: vomit


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