carry (something) with (one)

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carry (something) with (one)

1. To keep a physical object in one's possession. When this usage is employed in informal situations, the phrase can end at "with." I always carry a pen and paper with me, in case I get an idea for a song when I'm away from home. Since you have a backpack, can you carry my book with?
2. To retain something abstract, such as an idea or feeling. I learned so much from my grandmother when she was alive, and I know that I will carry her sense of compassion with me for the rest of my life. She's been carrying her grief with her for years.
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carry something with one

 and carry something with*
to have something with one or on one's person. (The second form is informal.) Do you always carry that bag with you? I always carry a pen with.
See also: carry, one
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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