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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

Related meanings

  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.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of bring in
  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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