carry about

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carry (someone or something) about

To physically carry someone or something all around; to tote someone or something around. A noun or pronoun can be used between "carry" and "about." After carrying a toddler about all day, my arms are pretty sore. Your purse weighs a ton because you carry about so much unnecessary junk!
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carry someone or something about

 and carry someone or something around
to carry someone or something with one; to carry someone or something from place to place. Do I have to carry these books about all over campus? You are too heavy, sweetie. I don't want to carry you around all day.
See also: carry
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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