carry along

carry (someone or something) along with (someone or something)

1. To intrigue or enthrall one. I know you think plays are boring, but I've heard that the lead actress in this one is fantastic and just carries the audience along with her.
2. To keep something in one's possession. I always carry a pen and paper along with me in case I get an idea for a song when I'm away from home.
3. To physically move someone or something. The lifeguard rescued Dan after he was carried along with the current.
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carry someone along (with something)

[for something] to transport someone as it moves along. The flood carried us along with the debris. The rushing water carried along everything with it.
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carry someone along

(with someone) [for someone's enthusiasm or power] to affect other people and persuade them. The excitement of the play carried the audience along with the actors. She carried along the audience with her all the way.
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carry something along (with someone)

to bring or take something with one; to have something with one and have it handy at all times. You should carry this emergency phone list along with you whenever you travel. Please carry along this package when you go.
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References in classic literature ?
I made up my mind that I would carry along a reticule next time, let it look how it might, and people say what they would.
All the information we got out of him we shall be able to carry along with us, I think.
It is a good thing that the ministry of Education is reforming, but it needs to carry along as many people - or stakeholders - as possible.
I agreed to bring her up to one of my favorite stands about a week ago and let her carry along my dad's TenPoint crossbow.
The name Niipaitapi Askinimatstohki, meaning Lifelong Educator was bestowed upon Carry along with a traditional headdress for her leadership and accomplishments.
Others: The Big City Garage, Spiral Race Ramp, and Carry Along City.
The phone is easy to carry along with all the time due to its light weight.
Android users who are blind and dyslexic can now use this application (app) to access DAISY digital Talking Books anywhere without having to carry along an additional single-purpose player.
For the benefit of France and Germany - and echoing the irritation caused by the Franco-German tandem's propensity to go it alone on the debt crisis - he declared, on 14 October, that the "only way" to carry along all the other EU states was to cooperate with the EU institutions.
The 2010 hurricane season is expected to be "extreme" and carry along "above-normal" threats on the U.
Zahraman highlighted that Syrian writ orders occurred before Hariri's scheduled visit to Syria and therefore carry along a political dimension.
Presented in a compact and portable form, Hour Chicago is the perfect guide to carry along for any trip through the city.
Some consumers would like to have something other than bars to carry along, partly because neither candy nor nutrition bars stand up to the kind of abuse that packages get in many purses.
The proposed space tractor could carry along a few thousand gallons of water, which would be poured onto the asteroid in such a way as to freeze on its surface.