bring in

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Analytic form of the earlier inbring.


bring in (third-person singular simple present brings in, present participle bringing in, simple past and past participle brought in) (transitive)

  1. To move something indoors, or into an area.
    Could you bring in the groceries?
    The country brings in raw materials from overseas.
    • 2022 March 23, Paul Bigland, “HS2 is just 'passing through'”, in RAIL, number 953, page 41:
      Unlike South Heath, where the tunnel segments are made on site, the ones used here are made off-site and brought in by road.
  2. To introduce a new rule, law, or system of organisation.
  3. To introduce a person or group of people to an organisation.
  4. To earn money for a company or for the family.
    • 2016 October 24, Owen Gibson, “Is the unthinkable happening – are people finally switching the football off?”, in The Guardian[1], London:
      BT shelled out almost £1bn for the Champions League over the same period, while the FA has just brought in around £820m over six seasons for the international rights to the FA Cup alone.
  5. To return a verdict in a court of law.