carry around

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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.
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 continue to retain some feeling, idea, or emotion. A noun or pronoun can be used between "carry" and "around." I hadn't spoken to my father in years, and now that he's dead, I've been carrying a lot of guilt around. She's been carrying her idea for a new business around for years, but she's never taken the steps to make it a reality.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
"A truth pond wouldn't be a bad thing to carry around with us." But he put on his coat and started with the others in search of some one to direct them on their way.
No howling chorus of mutts such as Kingman used to carry around with him, but a real singer, a soloist.
Up to 20 LR2s - which can carry around 80,000 mt of product - were said to be operating in the dirty product market.
Teenagers discovered an identity with rock and roll and it was far easier to carry around a record collection in a carry-case of a dozen 45s with a Dansette in the other hand.
Recently Isis Shiffer, a cyclist and student of Pratt Institute New York, came up with a cool aEcohelmet' that meets safety needs of bikers and can be folded up to carry around easily.
Of course, the answer to this problem would be to carry around a power bank, but that isn't very true to the spirit of Pokemon.
We all carry around a hero inside of ourselves everyday and it's that guy, the Batman," he said.
I'm always looking for a way to simplify housecleaning, and having just one cleaner to buy, store and carry around has been my holy grail.
Around 23,000 electronic signing pads will also become a new fixture at Jobcentres around Britain - signalling an end to the paper booklets that jobseekers carry around and sign every time they visit.
The publisher has seen that the unabridged Blue Book has become something of a doorstop, and is printing single-maker guides for major manufacturers like Colt or Winchester, and those will prove a lot easier to carry around a show floor.
(Re Gwynedd Council to stop providing free school buses for pupils in Arfon living within three miles of school) Katie Williams Disgraceful school is out of the way for kids to walk these days an its not fair with all the stuff there expected to carry around all day everyday..
It's perfect for real estate professionals who don't want to carry around a bulky keychain.
The boys are getting older, they're getting very heavy to carry around."
Jawbone on Wednesday set out to keep in tune with mobile lifestyles with a stylish, powerful wireless speaker as easy to carry around as a smartphone packed with digital music.
The C-17, with a capability to carry around 80 tonnes of load and around 150 fully geared troops, will replace the Russian IL-76 as the biggest aircraft in the IAF inventory till now.