bring bring [brɪŋ] verb brought PTandPP [brɔːt ǁ brɒːt]
LAW bring a case/​charge/​suit/​lawsuit to organize a legal case against someone:

• a string of lawsuits brought by jobseekers who think they're the victims of discrimination

• Company directors are meeting with law enforcement officials to determine whether to bring criminal charges.

bring something → down phrasal verb [transitive]
1. to reduce a price or rate:

• The bank has hinted that it might bring interest rates down even further.

• The government hopes to bring inflation down to 5% this year.

2. to cause a government or other authority to fail:

• a bank scandal that helped to bring down the socialist administration

bring something → forward phrasal verb [transitive]
1. if you bring forward a meeting or other event that is going to take place in the future, you arrange for it to take place at an earlier time:

• The next departmental meeting has been brought forward to the 10th.

2. ACCOUNTING to move the total from a set of numbers that you are calculating onto the next page, so that you can add or take away other numbers from it:

• The balance brought forward from the previous bank statement is £356.78.

bring in phrasal verb [transitive]
1. bring something → in FINANCE if something brings money in, it earns it:

• Brokerage firms have been moving steadily toward paying brokers for the client money they bring in to the firm.

2. bring somebody → in HUMAN RESOURCES to employ someone from outside an organization to solve a problem or do a difficult job:

• He has brought in an experienced Supreme Court lawyer and academic to handle the case.

bring something → out phrasal verb [transitive] MARKETING
if a company brings out a new product, it starts producing and selling it:

• Ford is set to bring out three new models this month.

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bring UK US /brɪŋ/ verb [T] (brought, brought)
to make something come to a particular place, point, or level: »

Producers need to bring oil production to levels that create more stable and more sustainable oil prices.

to create or produce a particular state or condition: bring sth to an end/close »

Without warning, she suddenly brought the interview to an end.

LAW to make or begin something as part of an official legal process: bring a case/lawsuit/charge against sb »

Detectives believe they have enough evidence to bring charges against the chief financial officer.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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