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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 ?
I've been carrying a few thousand folks that'll have to carry themselves for a while now, that's all."
The fact is, they had to carry themselves 'PRETTY STRAIGHT,' or suffer the consequences.
They carry themselves high, and as prudent men; and though
They even seem to unite in some vague utterance of the sentiment that the landlord and landlady will make a pretty good profit out of this, and they almost carry themselves like customers.
The three winners will be offered professional representation by Mega Entertainment, a professional grooming session, which would guide them further on how to carry themselves forward in the professional atmosphere.
Anonymised comments from interviewees included the observation from a BAME GP that judgements about doctors are often based on how they carry themselves and how easy they find it to blend in.
The ambassador further said he was happy with the way Kenyans work and carry themselves in Qatar.
More importantly, throughout his career, he set an example of how a professional should carry themselves."
Can they carry themselves with dignity both within and without the august House?
Even as a mere student, I was extremely disappointed to see these senior lawyers had no sense of professionalism in the way they would speak and carry themselves in the setting of the courts.
Hea dded: "From day one, I've let the lads know we won't carry anyone who wants to carry themselves as an individual.
He added: "From day one, I have let the lads know we will not carry anyone who wants to carry themselves as an individual.
According to him, when law students go anywhere you know they are law students because they always carry themselves differently.
"At All Points, employees are encouraged to carry themselves with compassion and philanthropy, which are a part of our core values," said Lauren, who played an integral role in founding the agency's Positive Impact program, a community engagement initiative in which the agency's team gives its time and resources to support philanthropic causes on a quarterly basis.
You can tell from how people carry themselves: how the Singaporeans take pride in their economic stability, how the Australians beam about their unproblematic country, how the Koreans enjoy their national prosperity.