bring yourself

bring yourself
bring yourself
: to force yourself to do something that you do not want to do
— usually used in negative statements

He knew that he should apologize, but he couldn't bring himself to do it.

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Main Entry:bring

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • can't bring yourself to do something — can’t bring yourself to do something phrase to be unable to do something because it is too unpleasant or embarrassing, or makes you too upset He can’t even bring himself to talk to me. Thesaurus: to not act, or to not do somethingsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring — W1S1 [brıŋ] v past tense and past participle brought [bro:t US bro:t] [T] [: Old English; Origin: bringan] 1.) a) to take something or someone with you to the place where you are now, or to the place you are talking about →↑take ▪ Did you bring… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • can't bring yourself to do something — to be unable to do something because it is too unpleasant or embarrassing, or makes you too upset He can t even bring himself to talk to me …   English dictionary

  • bring — verb /brIN/ past tense and past participle brought /brO:t/ (T) 1 to take someone or something to the place you are now, to the place you are going to, or to the place that you have been talking about: Did you bring anything to drink? | Sheila was …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bring */*/*/ — UK [brɪŋ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms bring : present tense I/you/we/they bring he/she/it brings present participle bringing past tense brought UK [brɔːt] / US [brɔt] past participle brought Collocations: If you bring, take, or fetch… …   English dictionary

  • bring — [[t]brɪ̱ŋ[/t]] ♦ brings, bringing, brought 1) VERB If you bring someone or something with you when you come to a place, they come with you or you have them with you. [V n] Remember to bring an apron or an old shirt to protect your clothes... [V… …   English dictionary

  • bring*/*/*/ — [brɪŋ] (past tense and past participle brought [brɔːt] ) verb [T] 1) to take someone or something with you from one place to another Bring a coat in case it turns cold.[/ex] I brought that book for you.[/ex] Could you bring me a plate from the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • bring something on yourself — ˈbring sth on yourself/sb derived to be responsible for sth unpleasant that happens to you/sb • I have no sympathy you brought it all on yourself. • He has brought shame and disgrace on the whole family. Main entry: ↑bringderived …   Useful english dictionary

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  • bring something on somebody — ˈbring sth on yourself/sb derived to be responsible for sth unpleasant that happens to you/sb • I have no sympathy you brought it all on yourself. • He has brought shame and disgrace on the whole family. Main entry: ↑bringderived …   Useful english dictionary

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