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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theybring in
he/she/itbrings in
present participlebringing in
past tensebrought in
past participlebrought in
  1. 1
    to use the skills of a particular group or person
    A private investigator will be brought in to look at the allegations.
    This is an opportunity to bring in new talent.
  2. 2
    to be the reason that someone or something receives a particular amount of money
    Overseas students bring in a lot of money for the university.
  3. 3
    to introduce a new law or system
    She said the party would bring in the necessary legislation to deal with the problem.
  4. 4
    to involve someone in a radio or TV discussion
    And here I’d like to bring in James Walker to hear his comments.
  5. 5
    bring in a verdict to say officially whether someone is guilty or not
    There were gasps when the jury brought in a verdict of not guilty.
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