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carry around

1. To physically carry someone or something to many places; to tote someone or something around. A noun or pronoun can be used between "carry" and "around." After carrying a toddler around all day, my arms are pretty sore. Your purse weighs a ton because you carry around so much unnecessary junk!
2. To keep something in one's possession (on one's person). A noun or pronoun can be used between "carry" and "around." I always carry a pen and paper around with me, in case I get an idea for a song when I'm away from home.
3. To retain a memory or feeling of closeness with one who has died. A noun or pronoun can be used between "carry" and "around." Because I had such a loving relationship with my grandmother, I feel like I've been carrying her around with me ever since she died.
4. To internally retain the feeling of the burden of something, often a particular emotion. I hadn't spoken to my father in years, and now that he's dead, I've been carrying around a lot of guilt.
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carry someone around

 (with oneself)
1. Lit. to be the source of transport for someone, usually a child. I'm tired of carrying this baby around with me everywhere. Can't I buy a baby carriage? I always carry around my child with me.
2. Fig. to have in mind the memory or a sense of presence of another person with oneself. I have been carrying my dead grandfather around with me for years. She carries around her brother with her in her memories.
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carry something around (with one)

to have something on one's person at all times. He carries a backpack around with him. Max carries around his checkbook with him.
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References in classic literature ?
Laurence and Aunt March shrugged and smiled at one another when water, lemonade, and coffee were found to be to only sorts of nectar which the three Hebes carried around.
KARACHI -- PIA has so far operated 100 Pre- Hajj Flights and carried around 40,300 intending Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia with on time flight departures and arrivals.
They allow for your picnic to be carried around safely without the danger of getting crushed and are great value for money.
Marquez then was hoisted on the shoulders of one of his cornermen and carried around the ring in celebration.
Such applause is a form of acclamation, and the liturgy often calls for acclamation* At a parish in the Archdiocese of Chicago, where the scriptures are deeply revered and the Easter Vigil is celebrated with great care, spontaneous applause broke out one year at the end of the gospel procession, after the Book of the Gospels was carried around the room to the joyous singing of the Alleluia.
Titles such as Cat is Thirst, Dog is Hungry, and Duck is Dirty, were among the first board books that my children, as toddlers, carried around with them, gnawed on and forced my husband and me to read to them over and over and over again.
This new machine is small, lightweight, and inexpensive and can even be put into a bag along with a laptop computer and carried around.
A special Aer Lingus flight also carried around 200 of the passengers from Shannon to Dublin, reported Ireland Online.
One such product could be a display that rolls into a pen and can be carried around in a shirt pocket.
One of the many things that attracted me to Boots was exactly this undatable urbanity that he carried around with him without conscious nostalgia.
Leonardo is underrepresented and no mention is made of works he seems to have carried around with him, such as the Louvre Virgin and Child with St.
But none of this irritated me nearly as much as the fact that our hero, who betrays the Allies for his "friend," found inexplicable solace in a volume of Herodotus which he carried around like a talisman.
i-Disk Micro Reader's cover is designed with rounded corners and edges to prevent scratches when carried around with a mobile phone or PDA.
Currently, most restaurants receive cooking oil in 35-pound containers which have to be unloaded from delivery trucks and stored, then carried around the kitchen to refill and top off fryers.