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bring on

Meaning: to cause something like an illness or a painful emotion

Synonym: cause

For example:

  • bring sth on I just saw Maria crying. I wonder what brought that on?

  • bring on sth The pollution brought on my daughter's asthma, so we had to move to a place with cleaner air.

Quick Quiz:

If I drink warm beer, it brings on
  1. a heart attack
  2. a headache
  3. a brain wave

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