• To transport toward somebody/somewhere.
  • To supply or contribute.
  • To occasion or bring about.
  • To raise (a lawsuit, charges, etc.) against somebody.
  • To persuade; to induce; to draw; to lead; to guide.
  • To produce in exchange; to sell for; to fetch.
  • To pitch, often referring to a particularly hard thrown fastball.



  • From Middle English bryngen, from Old English bringan ("to bring, lead, bring forth, carry, adduce, produce, present, offer"), from Proto-Germanic *bringaną ("to bring") (compare West Frisian bringe, Low German bringen, Dutch brengen, German bringen), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrenk- (compare Welsh hebrwng ("to bring, lead"), Tocharian B pränk- ("to take away; restrain oneself, hold back"), Latvian brankti ("lying close"), Lithuanian branktas ("whiffletree")), possibly based on *bʰer-.
  • Onomatopeia.

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