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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.
References in classic literature ?
Eden, and if she were taught how to carry herself, you would be fairly dazzled by her, and so would all men."
She was not playing at being fluttered, which would have been simply ridiculous; she was doing her best to carry herself as a person so humble that, for her, even embarrassment would have been pretentious; but evidently she had never dreamed of its being in her horoscope to pay a visit, at night-fall, to a friendly single gentleman who lived in theatrical-looking rooms on one of the new Boulevards.
Rose tried to walk off with her usual free tread, but the under-skirt got in her way, the over-skirt was so tight she could not take a long step, and her boots made it impossible to carry herself perfectly erect.
"She turned 10 months this weekend, so desperate to walk but her little legs can't quite carry herself yet so she's trying to pull herself up.
Praising Priyanka for the grace with which she pulls a conversation or carry herself in a saree, fashion designer, Manish Malhotra wished the diva on her birthday.
Abbie Cooper, on her debut at the Town Hall, displays her singing and acting skills in showing the progress of Eliza into a well-spoken young lady who can carry herself in the high society of the time, early 20th Century.
Unlike Markle, the Duchess of Cambridge has dutifully accepted the advice she received on how to dress and carry herself as a royal.
Gonzales said that the host and actress, whom she calls ate (elder sister), would send her daily reminders about getting rest or how to carry herself in interviews.
She knows that to be respected, she has to dress, behave and carry herself with respectability; being very sure that respectable men love only respectable women and only respectable women are able to attract respectable men.
That isn't to say that the young British actor Mbatha-Raw doesn't carry herself well.
The student, who was unable to carry herself, was found lying on the road next to a mall bustling with shoppers in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Phase I.
The course taught her a lot about professionalism, client care and how to carry herself appropriately in a business environment.
Even though Dhanalakshmi is known to carry herself with utter confidence and poise despite working among tainted officers in UP, she appeared uncomfortable hearing the minister praise her beauty.
"She has plenty of bone [in her legs] to carry herself and she is correct, all of which will hopefully help her live up to her name.
The Covent Garden administration may have been impressed by Sutherland's potential, but they were dismayed at what one person in the film said was her complete inability to so much as walk across the stage with any sense of refinement or to carry herself with any kind of confidence and poise.