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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwithwith /wɪð, wɪθ/ ●●● S1 W1 preposition  1 WITHused to say that two or more people or things are together in the same place I saw Bob in town with his girlfriend. Put this bag with the others. I always wear these shoes with this dress. Mix the powder with boiling water.have/bring/take somebody/something with you She had her husband with her. You’d better bring your passport with you.2 HAVEhaving, possessing, or carrying something a tall gentleman with a beard a book with a green cover a man with a gun We need someone with new ideas. Only people with plenty of money can afford to shop here. She came back with a letter in her hand.3 USE somethingusing something or by means of something Chop the onions with a sharp knife. What will you buy with the money? I amused myself with crossword puzzles. a hat decorated with brightly coloured feathers4 because of a particular feeling or physical state They were trembling with fear. Jack beamed with pleasure when he heard the news. I was too weak with hunger to cry. Mother became seriously ill with pneumonia.5 INCLUDEincluding Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast and evening meal cost us just over £250.
6 XXused to say what covers or fills something Her boots were covered with mud. Fill the bowl with sugar. In summer Venice is crammed with tourists.7 XXused to say what an action or situation is related to We have a problem with parking in this area. Be careful with that glass. Is there something wrong with your phone? How are you getting on with your studies, David? Compared with other children of the same age, Robert is very tall.8 used to say which person or thing someone has a particular feeling or attitude towards I hope you’re not angry with me. He thinks he’s in love with Diana. She’s delighted with her new car. Don’t get too friendly with your students.9 SUPPORT A PERSON, GROUP, OR PLANsupporting someone or sharing their opinionfor Some opposition MPs voted with the Government. You’re either with me or against me. I’m with Harry all the way on this one.10 used when talking about an action or activity to say which other person, group, or country is involved Stop fighting with your brother! I used to play chess with him. It’s a good idea to discuss the problem with a sympathetic teacher. We’re competing with foreign businesses. Britain’s trade with Japan She left home after an argument with her parents.
11 used to say how someone does something or how something happens He prepared everything with great care. A rocket exploded with a blinding flash. ‘Oh, I’m not in a hurry, ’ I said with a smile. The day starts with a great American breakfast.12 used to say what position or state someone or something is in, or what is happening, when someone does something She stood with her back to me. We lay in bed with the window open. She was knitting, with the television on.with somebody/something doing something We jumped into the water with bullets whizzing past our ears.13 TIME/AT THE SAME TIMEat the same rate as something else and because of it a skill which improves with practice The risk of cancer increases with the number of cigarettes you smoke.14 XXbecause of a situation that exists With John away there’s more room in the house.with something doing something I can’t do my homework with all this noise going on.15 employed by someone The manager is Stuart Walker, who has been with the company since 1970.
16 used to say who is looking after something I left your keys with the janitor.17 XXused to say who or what someone becomes separated from Joan doesn’t want to part with the money. a complete break with tradition18 DIRECTIONin the same direction as something We sailed with the wind.19 DESPITEin spite of With all his faults, I still like him.20 XXused to show who or what a strong wish or order concerns Down with school! Off to bed with you!
21 be with you/me22 with it23 with that
Examples from the Corpus
withDo you have anything I can open the bottle with?A woman with a baby in a stroller was looking at clothes.Dawson is now producing a stage version of the story with a cast of young actors from New York.Beat the egg with a fork.a traditional Christmas dinner of roast turkey with all the trimmings""Our rooms cost $30 a night.'' ""Is that with breakfast?''Have you seen 'The Sixth Sense' with Bruce Willis?A sign warned motorists to drive with care.I'm tired of you two arguing with each other."Where's Helen?" "She's in bed with flu."He has borne his illness with great courage.Don't leave me alone with her.Compared with other schools, the salaries here are very low.Down with racism!Anybody with shares in the company is urged to contact the receivers to register a claim.I'd like you to work with the person sitting beside you and see if we can come up with some new ideas, At the moment, she's in a meeting with the President."My daughter's been selected for the Olympic team, " she said, with understandable pride.He's in love with you."Where's Jill?" "I don't know, I thought she was with you."have/bring/take somebody/something with youBut you should have been with us today, uncle.Carole would take the first opportunity to get her on her own and have a word with her in private.He didn't want to leave it when he could take it with him.I have brought visitors with me.I have to deal with it the best I can.I know, of course, that distinguished individuals, even groups, in the homosexual community have claimed kinship with him.They may have been born with it.We would have to deal with it then.
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