Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

Consider the following sentence: "After a few minutes of letting the food digest, a bracing walk was taken. Judy, thinking she was still a puppy, ran free, yipping excitedly at every seagull she saw, while I chased after her and my parents slowly BROUGHT UP THE REAR." What does 'brought up the... show more Consider the following sentence:


"After a few minutes of letting the food digest, a bracing
walk was taken. Judy, thinking she was still a puppy, ran free, yipping excitedly at every seagull
she saw, while I chased after her and my parents slowly BROUGHT UP THE REAR."


What does 'brought up the rear'?
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