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.