chiefly dialectal past tense and past participle of bring

transitive verb

1
a
: to convey, lead, carry, or cause to come along with one toward the place from which the action is being regarded
brought a bottle of wine to the party
b
: to cause to be, act, or move in a special way: such as
(1)
: attract
her screams brought the neighbors
(2)
: persuade, induce
try to bring them to his way of thinking
(3)
: force, compel
was brought before a judge
(4)
: to cause to come into a particular state or condition
bring water to a boil
c
dialect : escort, accompany
May I bring you home?
d
: to bear as an attribute or characteristic
brings years of experience to the position
2
: to cause to exist or occur: such as
a
: to be the occasion of
winter brings snow
b
: to result in
the drug brought immediate relief
brought tears to her eyes
c
: institute
bring legal action
d
: adduce
bring an argument
3
: prefer
whether to bring legal charges against him
4
: to procure in exchange : sell for
should bring a high price at auction

intransitive verb

chiefly Midland US : yield, produce

Examples of brung in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our challenge will be to let people know who brung it to them. ABC News, 21 Jan. 2024 Born in the commercial capital of Colombo, Dassanayake left at age 16 to study in London, but trips home — and his mother’s cooking — kept him well rooted in the beautifully spiced dishes that brung him. Amy Drew Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 19 Jan. 2023 The labor leader, hunting in Scotland, must come to identify with his former adversaries and will sell out the folks who brung him. David Mamet, National Review, 31 Mar. 2022

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“Brung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brung. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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brung

chiefly dialect past and past participle of bring

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