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with
with [ wıð, wıθ ] preposition ***
1. ) together if one person or thing is with another or does something with them, they are together or they do it together:
Hannah lives with her parents.
chicken served with vegetables and mushrooms
I'll be with you in a moment.
She was having lunch with the boss.
a problem you should discuss with your teacher
2. ) sharing or exchanging used for saying that people share or exchange things:
She shares her food with all the family.
Most countries had already stopped trading with South Africa.
3. ) having or holding something
a ) used for stating what possessions, qualities, or features someone or something has:
a girl with red hair
a room with a high ceiling
The new prime minister is a man with little international experience.
b ) used for stating what someone is holding or carrying:
We saw Moore coming back with a drink in his hand.
Servants would arrive with trays of tea.
4. ) by means of something used for stating what is used for doing something:
Stir the mixture with a spoon.
Selim sat up, wiping his eyes with his hand.
Edward entertained me with stories of his travels.
5. ) toward or concerning someone/something used for stating what person or thing you have a particular feeling toward:
Feeling rather pleased with herself, Loretta went back to her office.
Why are you angry with me?
Of course, we're disappointed with the court's decision.
6. ) used for stating what causes a particular reaction or state
a ) used for stating what feeling causes someone to react in a particular way:
Diana was positively trembling with rage.
His face was red with embarrassment.
b ) used for stating what causes someone or something to be in a particular state:
The children were already weak with exhaustion.
The air was thick with smoke.
7. ) against someone used for showing who you compete, fight, or argue against:
The war with France lasted for nearly twenty years.
Banks are competing with each other in the property market.
Don't argue with me.
8. ) in a particular way
a ) used for stating the qualities that someone shows or the feelings that they have when they do something:
He spoke with great confidence and charm.
b ) used for stating the sound or expression someone or something makes when they do something:
The car roared down the drive with a screech of tires.
Are you enjoying yourself? he asked with a friendly smile.
c ) used for stating the position of someone's body when they do something:
Gordon was standing with his back to the window.
d ) used for stating how something starts, continues, or ends:
The story ends with the death of Jezebel.
9. ) supporting someone used for stating who you support:
Are you with us or against us?
The Congressman had voted with other Republicans for the bill.
I'll go along with whatever you think is best.
10. ) while a particular situation exists
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a ) because of the situation that exists:
With all this uncertainty about jobs, it's difficult to make plans.
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b ) in spite of the problems that exist:
With all its faults, democracy is still the best system we have.
11. ) covered or filled by something used for stating what is in or on something, for example what fills or covers it:
Fill the pitcher with boiling water.
The hills were covered with snow.
streets in Sorrento lined with orange trees
12. ) in the same direction moving in the same direction as the wind, current, etc.:
Their boat was drifting with the current.
13. ) happening, developing, or changing because of something
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a ) developing or improving as a result of something:
Every player's performance will tend to improve with experience and training.
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b ) changing as time passes:
The risk of developing cancer increases with age.
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c ) used for stating what event makes something possible:
With the arrival of scientific advances, we have discovered the causes of most diseases.
14. ) relating to something used for stating what a particular action or problem is related to:
The trouble with car alarms is that they often go off accidentally.
There's nothing wrong with my eyesight.
We're making good progress with our investigations.
15. ) affected by an illness, injury, etc. used for saying what kind of illness, injury, or problem is affecting you:
A number of people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
She has been in bed with tonsillitis for a few days.
16. ) used for stating who is involved in a particular relationship used for stating what people, countries, etc. someone behaves toward in a particular way:
I was very friendly with the manager's secretary.
U.S. relations with Vietnam have improved recently.
be with someone SPOKEN
to understand what someone is telling you:
Are you with me? No, could you explain that last part again?
with it SPOKEN
1. ) if you are with it, you wear fashionable clothes and know about all the newest music, movies, etc.:
get with it: Get with it, Dad this music isn't cool any more.
2. ) able to understand clearly everything that is happening around you:
I'm sorry if I wasn't quite with it when you called.
with that, someone does something
used in a story for saying that someone leaves immediately after saying or doing something:
Good luck! he shouted, and with that he walked off into the darkness.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • With — With, prep. [OE. with, AS. wi? with, against; akin to AS. wi?er against, OFries. with, OS. wi?, wi?ar, D. weder, we[^e]r (in comp.), G. wider against, wieder gain, OHG. widar again, against, Icel. vi? against, with, by, at, Sw. vid at, by, Dan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • with it — See: GET WITH IT …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • with — preposition Etymology: Middle English, against, from, with, from Old English; akin to Old English wither against, Old High German widar against, back, Sanskrit vi apart Date: before 12th century 1. a. in opposition to ; against < had a fight with …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • with — Accredit Ac*cred it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accredited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accrediting}.] [F. accr[ e]diter; [ a] (L. ad) + cr[ e]dit credit. See {Credit}.] 1. To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • with — Withe Withe (?; 277), n. [OE. withe. ????. See {Withy}, n.] [Written also {with}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A flexible, slender twig or branch used as a band; a willow or osier twig; a withy. [1913 Webster] 2. A band consisting of a twig twisted. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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