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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theybring around
he/she/itbrings around
present participlebringing around
past tensebrought around
past participlebrought around
  1. 2
    bring someone around American to persuade someone to agree with you

    Sam was sure he could bring them around to the deal.

  2. 3
    bring something around to something to introduce a new subject when speaking
    bring the conversation around to something:

    Eventually I brought the conversation around to the subject of money.

  3. 4
    bring someone around American to make someone who is unconscious become conscious

    We threw water in his face to try to bring him around.

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