- Rhymes: -ɔː(r)t
- (UK) IPA(key): /brɔːt/
- (US) IPA(key): /brɔt/
- (cot–caught merger) IPA(key): /brɑt/
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- Rhymes: -ɔːt
- Simple past tense and past participle of bring.
It is common to hear native English speakers (particularly in Australia, New Zealand and the UK) using "brought" when meaning "bought" (and vice versa) despite the fact that the two words mean different things . Sometimes this mistake makes its way into print.