- v. idiomatic, transitive To cause.
- v. idiomatic, transitive To make something appear, as on a stage or a place of competition.
- v. idiomatic, intransitive, US, informal To pose a challenge or threat; to attack; to compete aggressively.
- v. bring onto the market or release
- v. cause to arise
- v. cause to appear
“Nothing like your mother showing up out of the blue to bring on a little coitus interruputus.”
“MAKE IT A 2-POUNDER! and telling the waiter to just bring on the lobsters and not slow us down with any fennel salad starters.”
“Injected drugs like insulin can bring on a coma with the same desired result, and in fact insulin shock was preferred, for schizophrenia uncomplicated by depression, by most therapists from the 1930s on.”
“It was anticipated, indeed, that, somewhere on the road to Richmond, Lee would make a stand and fight, in a carefully-selected position which would enable him to risk collision with his great adversary; but that Lee himself would bring on this collision by making an open attack, unassisted by position of any sort, was the last thing which seems to have occurred to his adversary.”
“And he was very earnest in the judgment-hall to excite the readiness of those who were called upon to wrestle; and to receive and bring on their way, till they were perfected, those of them who went to martyrdom.”
“Dr. Goldsboro had, on examination, discovered a chronic ailment, not likely, with care and treatment, to be dangerous to life, but forbidding active exertion or horse exercise, and warning him that a sudden jar or slip or fall on rugged ground would probably bring on acute inflammation, which might prove fatal after hours of suffering.”
“The army command did not desire to bring on a general engagement at Warrenton Springs.”
“The planes plot case resulted in the immediate ban of all carry-on liquids and gels, and rules were later put in place to limit the quantities of these items that travelers could bring on planes to prevent liquid-based bombs from being carried onto future flights.”
“To bring on the technologies that will make large cuts feasible, the Government has implemented the $500 million Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund, which has already leveraged over $3 billion in private sector investment and supported significant projects, including the world's largest carbon capture and storage project.”
“The abbey barns were full, the well-dried straw bound and stacked, and if there was still no rain to bring on fresh green fodder in the reaped fields for the sheep, there were heavy morning dews.”
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