bring up (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb bring up (1).

Meaning: If you bring somebody up, you raise them from childhood to young adulthood.

Synonym: raise

For example:

  • bring up sb The most important thing most of us do in life is to bring up our children and teach them to be decent, considerate adults.

  • bring sb up Maria is an amazing woman. She brought up three children on her own after her husband abandoned them.

  • be brought up by Emmanuel was brought up by his grandparents after his parents were killed in a car crash.

Quick Quiz:

Kareem and Nada have just been married, and they're already reading books on how to bring up

a. their future children

b. their income

c. their new house

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Contributor: Matt Errey