Sam brought up lots of interesting ideas.
To bring (something) up means, “To mention”.
The most used meaning of bringing up is to mention something. We are going to have a conversation and I want to talk about something specific, I am going to find an opportunity to bring it up in the conversation.
- When I was having lunch with my friend, he brought up the subject of guns.
- When I was having lunch with my friend, he mentioned the subject of guns.
Also It’s separable:
- They want to bring up this topic in the meeting
- I want to bring this topic up in the meeting.
Another meaning of to bring up is, “to bring/ raise someone up”.
- Your mother and your father brought you up.
- Your mother and your father raised you up.
Also, it’s separable:
- I want to bring up my children in a small town.
- I want to bring my children up in a small town.
Let’s look at some other examples:
- I hate to bring this up but we can’t move on with the project.
- We are going to bring these points up in front of the boss and let’s see what he decides.
- Her grandmother and her father brought her up.
- The boss is going to bring up the subject of the employee of the month.
Now let’s look at the next phrasal verb… 🚴
“ TO PUSH BACK “