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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

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1
    to use the skills of a particular group or person

    An independent 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 more than £30 million a year in tuition fees.

  3. 3
    to introduce a new law or system

    She said the government 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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