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bring around

1. To cause one to regain consciousness. After Lily fainted, we used smelling salts to bring her around. We were finally able to bring around the patient who'd been knocked out.
2. To move something to a specific location. In this usage, a noun can be used between "bring" and "around." If you bring your shopping cart around the display, sir, I'll put it back for you. You need to bring around your car to the garage so the mechanic can take a look at it.
3. To take another person to a specific location or gathering. In this usage, a noun can be used between "bring" and "around." You should bring your sister around more often—she's hilarious.
4. To prompt one to change their opinion or view on something. In this usage, a person's name or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "around." I've found that political debates at dinner parties rarely bring someone around to a different point of view. Her passionate speech about the environment really brought me around to the importance of conservation efforts.
5. To walk around and deliver something, typically to people in an assembled group. Volunteers will bring around pamphlets to anyone who wants to sign up for the program today. You better get back to your seat—they've begun bringing around the first course.
See also: around, bring

bring round

1. To bring (someone) back to consciousness, as after a fainting spell or coma. You were out for about an hour, so I used smelling salts to bring you round.
2. To bring (something or someone) to a certain location, especially where someone lives. Thanks for lending me that book! I'll bring it round next week after I'm finished. I'm bringing Sally round to my parents' house tonight for dinner.
3. To persuade (someone) of one's own view or beliefs. After laying out the facts, I was able to bring them round to my position.
4. To introduce or change a topic of conversation. No one wanted to talk about it, so I had to be the one to bring the conversation round to what we would do with the old house.
See also: bring, round

bring round

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But Celtic kid Herron solved the problem by calling up his sister and getting her to bring round his box from home.
If you were housebound or infirm, you could ring up and they would bring round a loaf.
He did his best - although, if we're nit-picking, making your mum buy you dinner and ordering friends to bring round bottles of wine is probably breaking the rules - but he just couldn't pull it off.
wine by looking for the grooviest label (yes, so do we), then wonder why the bottles other people bring round always taste better than yours (ditto), it's time to read Red Wine and White Wine, both by Jonathan Ray (pounds 8.
Earlier in the day, an attempt was made to bring round Taylor, who had been under heavy sedation in the intensive-care unit of Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, since his admission with head injuries following a fall at Perth on Friday, but this was not persevered with.
Locals said she would sometimes bring round bread and potatoes.
Then got a phone call from one of her neighbours asking when it would be convenient to bring round her clothes - and her cat.
FIRST a pounds 1mpink rock now Becks is reported to be splashing out pounds 10mon a Swiss chalet in a bid to bring round wife Victoria following the recent sex scandal allegations.
At six-over-par after seven holes of his second round, Woosnam said he was on the point of asking the sponsors for one of their mobile phones so he could tell his pilot to bring round his private jet and take him back home to Jersey.
Pay attention to the pilot's voice and use oflanguage for any reference to alcohol however vague ``We're currently boozing at 30,000 ft and the stewardess will shortly bring round what's left of the drinks trolley.
The compromise move by British diplomats at the UN may not be enough to bring round the French,Russians and Germans.
Dominick O'Byrne attacked Mary Kearney after charging into her flat and threatened to bring round a gang of thugs unless she moved out.
Police were the first to arrive at the house in Rainhill and they also tried to bring round the unconscious youngster.
Six over par after seven holes of his second round, Woosnam was about to ask for a mobile phone to tell his pilot to bring round his private jet and take him home to Jersey.
Haye claims he will slowly soften up his foe then take him out, which could bring rounds three or four into play.
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