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carry (one) (somewhere)

To accompany or escort someone to a certain location or event. It's already dark out, so be a gentleman and carry that gal home.
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carry (oneself)

1. To walk or move in a certain physical manner. If you carried yourself with better posture, you might not have such back pain. Self-conscious of her height, she always carries herself erect to seem taller to others.
2. To act, behave, or conduct oneself socially or in public (i.e., as pertains to grace, etiquette, speech, grooming, body language, etc.). Always be aware of how you carry yourself when in polite company. The way he carries himself in public belies his strict upbringing.
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carry (someone) (somewhere)

To escort or accompany someone to a particular place or location. Might I carry you to the dance, Miss?
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1. in. to carry drugs on one’s person. (Drugs.) If you get busted while you’re carrying, you are in big trouble with the man.
2. n. drugs carried on the person as an emergency supply in case of arrest. (Underworld.) The cops found my carry, and I spent three days in the clink climbing the walls.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Dana Pitiset, 22, a marketing student, carries her charger, purse, make-up, laptop, keys, headphones, phone and books.
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The sun does not dissuade her, not the dried earth that blows against her, as she carries the water on her head.
This woman who girds her neck with safety pins, this one who carries water on her head, trusts her own head to bring to her people what they need now between life and death: She is carrying them water on her head.
Available in black or brown, this vest carries one or two handguns in pockets just inside the lapels.
If one carries a pocket holster, choice should be based on a combination of how well it positions the gun, how well it allows the gun to be drawn, and how well it hides the gun.
It carries back the remaining 2002 NOL to 2001 for a tentative refund of $140,000.
By contrast, the number 12 copper wire used in most homes carries only 800 amperes of current per square centimeter.
Perhaps even more limiting are the safety considerations that apply when any plane carries a human pilot.
At a cost of three planes for $3 million, the Perseus venture carries a relatively economical price tag, says Langford.