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Meaning of brought by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -ɔː( r )t
    • ( UK ) IPA: /brɔːt/ SAMPA: /brO:t/
    • ( US ) IPA: /brɔt/ SAMPA: /brOt/
    • ( cot–caught merger ) IPA: /brɑt/ SAMPA: /brAt/
    • Rhymes: -ɔːt

    Usage notes

    It is common to hear native English speakers ( particularly in Australia, New Zealand and the UK ) using "brought" when meaning "bought" ( かつ vice versa ) despite the fact that the two words mean different things [1][2]. Sometimes this mistake makes its way into print[3] .