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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.


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 ?
A burden which of all those that we load upon others and carry ourselves is lightest in the hands and heaviest upon the back.
'The way we carry ourselves, I think it comes with a lot of responsibility,' he said.
Africa has giants and we must carry ourselves as Giants.
He taught us everything, such as how to talk, what to wear and how to carry ourselves in public,' he said.
He said: "This is about more than our politics and our laws - this is about who we are, how we carry ourselves."
I think Dewar was getting at a stronger sense of Scottish identity, the way we carry ourselves. That has definitely happened.
We carry ourselves online like one of those see through vinyl bags meant as a fashion statement; but instead of artfully chosen accessories, we're revealing everything about us that is consumable, without paying much attention to what we're giving away and who is profiting from it.
'In our new system, we will try to fix all these issues because our performance internationally is closely linked to the way we carry ourselves in domestic cricket.'
We had to speak with confidence and carry ourselves like the young kings and queens he envisioned."
"I don't know what Rangers' thoughts are about us but we will carry ourselves with that bit of confidence and have that swagger when we get out at Ibrox.
If weighty issues like the predicaments of the remaining Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu are this easily forgotten and we carry ourselves like we have since moved on, we certainly haven't learnt any lesson from the great novelist, the late Chinua Achebe, who said that a people who forgot where the rains began to beat them would not know where to begin to dry themselves.
"The way social media is now we're all under a microscope," Giolito said, "not just for what we do on the field but the way we carry ourselves off the field.
We are judged for our looks, our dancing skills, our height, our voice, our acting, how we carry ourselves every time we step out of the house - we have to be the best and yet we are thought to be extremely dispensable.
Growing up, we got to entertain some international guests in our home so we learnt how to look and carry ourselves impeccably at a very early age.
are role models and we need to try to carry ourselves in the right way because millions of kids are looking up to you.