Learn English phrasal verbs | Bring up

Who brought you up? Do you avoid bringing certain subjects up in conversation? Find out how to use bring up to learn more about English phrasal verbs...

You can find English phrasal verbs in the titles of some movies. Bringing Up Baby is the title of this classic Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant film. Watch the trailer to find out who 'Baby' is!

This guy wants to know why his wife keeps bringing up the past...

Have you ever tried the Bring Sally Up Challenge? This is a new and interesting use of the phrasal verb 'bring up'...

After all that hard work, here's some music by The Commodores - Lady (You Bring Me Up). This means that his girlfriend makes him happy when he feels sad...

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You can bring up a baby, which means to have a baby, to raise a baby, to educate a baby. So I could say I was brought up by my parents or I was brought up by my grandparents. The people who looked after me through my childhood.

You can bring something up in conversation, which means to introduce a new subject to a conversation.

At the same time, if there's something that you shouldn't talk about, your friend might say, "Don't bring it up in conversation!" "Don't bring it up! Don't talk about it!"

If you're feeling very sick, you might bring up your food, which basically means to vomit. So if you're very ill you might bring up your breakfast or bring up your lunch.

Also, if you bring something up, it means to raise the standard, to make something better. You could bring something up to a required level. So you could bring your English up to the required level to pass an exam or to get a job.

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