bring up

bring up  {v.}
1. To take care of (a child); raise, train, educate.
He gave much attention and thought to bringing up his children.
Joe was born in Texas but brought up in Oklahoma.
2.  {informal}
To stop; halt. — Usually used with "short".
He brought the car up short when the light changed to red.
Bill started to complain, I brought him up short.
3. To begin a discussion of; speak of; mention.
At the class meeting Bob brought up the idea of a picnic.
Categories: children informal verb

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