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bring up

 
See:
bring
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to take care of (a child) until the child is an adult.
She was brought up by her aunt and uncle after her parents died.
synonyms:
raise
definition 2: to raise (a child) in a certain way or in a certain religion.
His mother brought him up Catholic but he rarely goes to Mass these days.
similar words:
raise
definition 3: to put (a subject or idea) into conversation or discussion.
I promise I'll bring up the matter in our next council meeting.Don't bring up money again. I don't want to talk about it.If you don't want to talk about the wedding, why do you keep bringing it up?
definition 4: to vomit (something).
The dog ate his food this morning, but then he brought it all up.