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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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.
See also: around, carry

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.
See also: around, carry
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