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.’
    • ‘My client brought up her lunch shortly after she ate.’
    • ‘I almost brought up my dinner last night watching the news.’
    vomit, retch
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  • 2Raise a matter for discussion or consideration.

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