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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybring in
he/she/itbrings in
present participlebringing in
past tensebrought in
past participlebrought in
  1. 2
    to be the reason that someone or something receives a particular amount of money
  2. 3
    to introduce a new law or system

    She said the party would bring in the necessary legislation to deal with the problem.

  3. 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.

  4. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to take somebody to another place

    The crooks were brought in to the police station for questioning.

    Submitted by Sebastian from United States on 17/04/2017
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