from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To lift of its place, as an anchor.
  • adv. See under Bring.


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  • It wasn’t like him to bring home a stranger, but he’d thought that having sex, even mindless, meaningless sex, would keep him from thinking about Elise Laird.


  • The eminent benefit of astronomy is the better navigation it creates to enable the fruit-ships to bring home their lemons and wine to the London grocer.

    English Traits (1856)

  • He would seize the opportunity to bring home some spiritual truth in extemporized verse.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • He used to bring home oddities he found roadside, limp houseplants whose containers have burst, with their naked veiny roots dangling, or clothes left clinging on the paloverde trees and yucca spines, or money or scratched cassette tapes, occasionally animals.

    Some Fun

  • Prince came home Thursday night very unexpectedly to us all; he came to bring home Willie's mule, on account of the prevalence at the glanders among the horses of the company; he tried today to "swap" Willie's grey mare with one of the doctors at the hospital but did not succeed, he is to go back as soon as he can and take one of Willie's mares which is not of much value.

    Diary, August 8, 1859-May 15, 1865.

  • Perhaps Bonnie would have more than souvenirs to bring home to her friends at Elm Creek Manor.

    The Aloha Quilt

  • His ingenious mind instantly suggested a way by which the Baronet could be done to death, and yet it would be hardly possible to bring home the guilt to the real murderer.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • Now when Leif's brother Thorstein heard how Thorvald had died he longed to sail to Vineland to bring home his brother's body.

    This Country of Ours: The Story of the United States

  • The boy had lined it with big leaves and used it to bring home a trove of gleaming-shelled nuts, superficially similar to the chestnuts I had enjoyed at the carnival in Old Thares.

    Renegade's Magic


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