Definition of bring something up in English:

bring something up

phrasal verb

  • 1Vomit something.

    ‘fortunately I brought up the poison’
    • ‘What he saw hit him hard and he brought up his lunch.’
    • ‘I almost brought up my dinner last night watching the news.’
    • ‘My client brought up her lunch shortly after she ate.’
    vomit, retch
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  • 2Raise a matter for discussion or consideration.

    ‘she tried repeatedly to bring up the subject of money’
    • ‘He seemed to have resentment in his voice whenever the matter of the song was brought up.’
    • ‘My grandmother does not want me to bring this matter up at all because when I do, an argument starts.’
    • ‘She started to bring this matter up with Jack but he gave her a look as if he didn't want her to talk about this now.’
    • ‘If such sensitive matters are brought up in a matter-of-fact way, most patients will respond freely.’
    • ‘A day passed before the subject of a plan was brought up and discussed.’
    • ‘She had not been expecting to go out, but the rather sore subject of marriage had been brought up.’
    • ‘He informed me that he was going to bring the matter up at the Peace Council in the fall.’
    • ‘I know it's still early in our relationship, so I haven't brought the subject up since.’
    • ‘I've considered bringing the matter up with my father but fear creating a rift.’
    • ‘I have tried to get the local group to bring this matter up because in the end, they are affected the most by it.’
    mention, allude to, touch on, raise, broach, introduce
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