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  • v. Used other than as an idiom: To bring from a lower position to a higher position..
  • v. To mention.
  • v. To raise (children).
  • v. To uncover, to bring from obscurity.
  • v. To turn on power or start, as of a machine.
  • v. To vomit.
  • v. To stop or interrupt a flow or steady motion.

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

  • v. bring up
  • v. put forward for consideration or discussion
  • v. promote from a lower position or rank
  • v. cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes
  • v. make reference to
  • v. raise from a lower to a higher position
  • v. cause to come to a sudden stop
  • v. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic


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  • He decided to bring up a third brigade, G. B. Anderson's, but more than that, even when he knew that the Federals were almost atop the mountain and beyond his flank, Hill could not bring himself to do.


  • I asked, hoping he wasnt about to bring up the fact that I had almost been murderedtwice.

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  • Let Poague bring up his artillery battalion immediately!


  • At 3 o'clock on the morning of the thirty-first Jackson roused Jed Hotchkiss with orders to bring up Winder's First Brigade from Charlestown.


  • Tally turned her interface ring to bring up a menu on the wallscreen, and blinked her way through a set of eyemouse choices.


  • I was not going to be the first to bring up the specter of Poppy Simon.

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