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bring (work)

Definition:

to cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Past tenses:

brought | brung

Present participle:

bringing

3rd-person singular present:

brings

Type of:

make

Similar to:

work

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area
  • bring comments

Synonyms:

make for | play | work | wreak

Etymology:

Old English bringan "to bring, bring forth, produce, present, offer" (past tense...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of bring...

Definition references

Random House Dictionary:

make | made [past tense] | making [present participle] | make a play for [sense-specific] | make as if [sense-specific] | make away with [sense-specific] | make believe [sense-specific] | make bold [sense-specific] | make book [sense-specific] | ...

to bring into existence by shaping or changing material, combining parts, etc.. | to produce; cause to exist or happen; bring about. | to cause to be ... (25 of 1862 words, 87 definitions, 77 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/make

American Heritage Dictionary:

make | made [past tense] | making [present participle] | makes [3rd-person singular present] | make for | make off | make out | make over | make up | ...

To cause to exist or happen; bring about; create | To bring into existence by shaping, modifying, or putting together material; construct | To form by ... (24 of 940 words, 65 definitions, 68 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/make

Collins Dictionary:

make for

to head towards, especially in haste | to prepare to attack | to help to bring about (15 of 446 words, 3 definitions, 10 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/make-for

Wiktionary:

make for

[idiomatic] To set out to go (someplace); to move towards. | [idiomatic] To tend to produce or result in. | [idiomatic, rare] To confirm, favour, strengthen (an opinion, theory, etc.). | Used other than as an idiom: see make, for. (37 of 135 words, 4 definitions, 7 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/make for

Oxford Dictionary:

make for | be made for

move or head towards (a place) | approach (someone) to attack them. | tend to result in or be received as (a particular thing) | ("be made for") : be ... (27 of 88 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/make for 1

Macmillan British Dictionary:

make for [transitive] | made for [past tense] | making for [present participle] | makes for [3rd-person singular present]

to move towards a place | to help to make something possible (11 of 73 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/make-for

Merriam-Webster:

wreak | bring about [synonym, sense-specific] | avenge [synonym, sense-specific] | cause [synonym, sense-specific]

[archaic] "avenge" ; to cause the infliction of (vengeance or punishment) | to give free play or course to (malevolent feeling) | "bring about", ... (22 of 96 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/wreak

New World Dictionary:

wreak | wreaker [noun, related]

to give vent or free play to (one's anger, malice, rage, etc.) | to inflict (vengeance), cause (harm or havoc), etc. | [archaic] to avenge (23 of 56 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wreak

Cambridge Dictionary:

wreak [formal]

to cause something to happen in a violent and often uncontrolled way (12 of 36 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/wreak

Wikipedia:

Bring [disambiguation]

may refer to: Dark Bring, an evil magic stone in the manga series Rave Master | Erland Samuel Bring (1736-1798), Swedish mathematician | Brang may refer to: Peter Paul Brang, Viennese architect | Maran Brang Seng, Burmese politician | All pages... (37 of 127 words, 12 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Bring

Britannica Encyclopedia:

work [physics]

in physics, measure of energy transfer that occurs when an object is moved over a distance by an external force at least part of which is applied in ... (28 of 350 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/648025​/work

work [economics]

in economics and sociology, the activities and labour necessary to the survival of society. The major activities of early humans were the hunting and ... (24 of 936 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/647998​/work

Columbia Encyclopedia:

work

in physics and mechanics, transfer of energy by a force acting to displace a body. Work is equal to the product of the force and the distance through ... (28 of 367 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0852719​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

make for

to move in the direction of somebody or something | to result in a particular situation (15 of 48 words, 2 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861693286​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

bring

Origin: Old English bringan "to bring, bring forth, produce, present, offer" (past tense brohte, past participle broht), from ... (17 of 95 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=bring

Wiktionary:

bring | brought [past tense] | bringing [present participle] | brings [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English bringen, from Old English bringan ("to bring, lead, bring forth, carry, adduce, produce, present, ... | Onomatopeia (18 of 65 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bring

Merriam-Webster:

bring | brought [past tense] | bringing [present participle]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English bringan; akin to Old High German bringan to bring, Welsh hebrwng to accompany

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/bring

New World Dictionary:

bring | brought [past tense] | bringing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English bringen from Old English bringan from Indo-European base *bhrenk-, *bronk- derives Welsh he-brwng, to bring, lead

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bring

American Heritage Dictionary:

bring | brought [past tense] | bringing [present participle] | brings [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English bringen, from Old English bringan; see bher- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bring

Oxford Dictionary:

bring | brought [past tense] | party | around [United States] | bring someone in [United States] | bring oneself to do something [United States] | brought forward [United States] | bring something on/upon [United States] | bring someone to [United States] | ...

Origin: Old English bringan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch brengen and German bringen

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/bring

Collins Dictionary:

bring

Origin: Old English bringan; related to Gothic briggan, Old High German bringan

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bring

Encarta Dictionary:

bring | brought [past tense] | bringing [present participle] | brings [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old English bringan from Indo-European

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861733264​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

bring | brought [past tense] | bringing [present participle] | brings [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "bring"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bring

Macmillan British Dictionary:

bring [transitive] | brought [past tense] | bringing [present participle] | brings [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "bring"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bring

Collins Dictionary:

bring

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "bring"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bring

Macmillan American Dictionary:

bring [transitive, verb] | brought [past tense] | bringing [present participle] | brings [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "bring"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/bring

Cambridge Dictionary:

bring [entry 2] | brought [past tense]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "bring"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "bring"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/bring 2

the Free Dictionary:

bring

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "bring"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "bring"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "bring" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/bring

Google Dictionary:

bring | brought [past tense] | bringing [present participle] | brings [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "bring"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=bring

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

bring

Audio: North American pronunciation of "bring"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=bring​001 word=bring

YourDictionary Audio:

bring

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "bring" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bring

freedictionary.org:

bring

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "bring" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=bring

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