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bring (the foll. are obs. or special uses; 1 is freq.; 2 peculiar to S.; 6 common in Eliz. dramatists)
1. to escort or accompany (a person) on his way Gent. I. i. 55 “thither will I bring thee,” H5 II. iii. 2 “let me bring thee to Staines,” Cæs. III. ii. 58.
2. =‘bring word’, report, inform Ham. V. ii. 204, Ant. IV. xi. [xiii.] 10 “ me how he takes my death.”
3. to derive 1H6 II. v. 77 “he From John of Gaunt doth bring his pedigree.”
4. =‘bring forth’, ‘bring into the world’ Wint. II. i. 147 “To bring false generations,” Sonn. xxxii. 11 “A dearer birth than this his love had brought” ; cf. Cor. V. iii. 125 “That brought thee to this world.”
5. “bring out of tune,” to put out AYL. III. ii. 264; “bring it to that,” make it mean that Ant. II. v. 33.
6. “be with” (a person) “to bring”: phrase of various application but usually implying getting the upper hand in some way Troil. I. ii. 304.
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