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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybring on
he/she/itbrings on
present participlebringing on
past tensebrought on
past participlebrought on
  1. 1
    to be the cause of something bad, especially an illness

    I don’t know what’s brought this on – he’s usually so friendly.

  2. 2

    bring on


    bring upon

    to make something bad happen to someone
    bring something on/upon someone/something:

    He accused her of bringing shame and disgrace on the family.

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to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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