- (UK) IPA(key): /bɹɔːt/
- (US) IPA(key): /bɹɔt/
- (cot–caught merger) IPA(key): /bɹɑt/
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- Rhymes: -ɔːt
- simple past tense and past participle of
It is common to hear native English speakers (particularly in Australia, New Zealand and Britain) 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.