carry (someone) (somewhere)

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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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carry someone somewhere

Rur. to take or escort someone somewhere. Friday nights, Joe always carries his wife to town. "May I carry you home?" the young man asked Jane.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


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.
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But they did not keep "self-fitting sixes"; and it takes five mice to carry one seven inch candle.
It was like some dreadful dream one has of finding one's self in battle without the courage needed to carry one creditably through the action, or on the stage unprepared by study of the part which one is to appear in.
I was not new to violent death--I have served his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, and got a wound myself at Fontenoy-- but I know my pulse went dot and carry one. "Jim Hawkins is gone," was my first thought.
These whales I have known so large, that a man could hardly carry one upon his shoulders; and sometimes, for curiosity, they are brought in hampers to Lorbrulgrud; I saw one of them in a dish at the king's table, which passed for a rarity, but I did not observe he was fond of it; for I think, indeed, the bigness disgusted him, although I have seen one somewhat larger in Greenland.
If she had not been so decent her references would have seemed to carry one back to the queer rococo Venice of Casanova.
How I wish I could carry one to poor aunt Miranda to-day!
The faculty don't consider it a healthy custom, I believe, Mr Richard, to carry one's handkerchief in one's hat--I have heard that it keeps the head too warm--but in every other point of view, its being there, is extremely satisfactory--extremely so.'
The vaults were profoundly dark, and having no torch or candle--for they had been afraid to carry one, lest it should betray their place of refuge--they were obliged to grope with their hands.
It is anticipated that more people will be inclined to carry one card and use it regularly, than to carry two or more cards at a time.
"The ship was designed to carry one twin engine light helicopter and five speed boats including two quick reaction inflatable boats for swift boarding operations, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol," PCG said.
"It sometimes gets a bit dangerous if you can only carry one prop on the bench.
Whereas the Short Message Service-Point to Point (SMS-PP) is a one-to-one and one-to-a-few service (requires multiple SMS messages, as each message can only carry one phone number) and takes 4-6 hours).
The carrier says it will now carry one full scuba diving kit free per passenger from Heathrow, Gatwick, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham to a range of destinations, including the Maldives.
Enjoyed Holt Bodinson's article "A Shotgun In Your Holster." He mentions he likes to carry one shotshell in his revolver while in the field.
The company has developed a flying car which can currently carry one passenger in its cockpit, with an aim to build a network of 'taxi drones' around the world.