Learn Phrasal Verbs – Bring Up

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What does the phrasal verb “Bring Up” mean?

Bring up means to mention something for discussion or consideration. So, if someone says “Can you bring up the agenda for the next meeting?”, they mean that they want the agenda to be discussed in the next meeting.

Here are some example sentences using bring up with this meaning:

  • I wanted to bring up a new idea for the team project at the next meeting.
  • My boss brought up the possibility of a salary increase during the performance review.
  • I had to bring up a difficult subject with my friend because it was affecting our relationship.

Can you think of any other example sentences using bring up?

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