from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To introduce a new rule, law, or system of organisation.
  • v. To introduce a person or group of people to an organisation.
  • v. To earn money for a company or for the family.
  • v. To return a verdict in a court of law.
  • v. To move something indoors.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be sold for a certain price
  • v. submit (a verdict) to a court
  • v. bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment
  • v. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
  • v. transmit


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  • Foraging parties were sent out in that unprosperous region "to bring in whatever they could lay hands on," in the words of Major McHenry Howard.


  • Odierno told him that he should bring in all five brigades as soon as possible.

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  • For the 1980 Games, they spent millions to bring in snowmaking systems and other equipment and to build venues, too—even a new Olympic Village, which later became a state prison.

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  • Manchester United are hoping to complete a Serie A swap this summer as they look to bring in AC Milan's misfiring Dutchman Klaas Jan Huntelaar in part exchange for Dimitar

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  • I get my shoes resoled; I mend my clothes; I bring in my bike from the rain so it will last as absolutely long as possible.


  • That may bring in a lot of m-mail, a locution coined right here and now.

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  • We hardly finished the corn and now it is time to bring in the hard-rind pumpkins.

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  • Most likely this is a rumor to bring in business, but the G-Spa is supposed to be an homage to the old gay jerk-off clubs of the district—a kind of architectural nod to the past, especially since those clubs were also housed in basements.

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  • I can bring in the Wagonmaster in style, so to speak.

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  • He bent the rules by letting the Cadmuses bring in their own nurse.

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