Bring Up

How to Conjugate Bring Up

  • Infinitive: Bring Up
  • Present Tense: Bring Up/ Brings Up
  • -ing Form: Bringing Up
  • Past Tense: Brought Up
  • Past Participle: Brought Up
Bring Up is a separable phrasal verb and has 3 definitions.

Definitions of Bring Up:

1. To bring something from a lower level/place to a higher level/place.

Examples: He managed to bring up the station’s TV ratings.
The delivery man brought the order up to the tenth floor.

2. To introduce or mention a particular topic in a conversation.

Examples: Don’t bring up his divorce when you see him.
Why didn’t you bring up the missing money?

3. To raise a child.

Examples: Her parents brought her up very well. She is an amazing young lady.
We were brought up on home cooked meals, so we rarely eat at restaurants.

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