W1S1 [wıð, wıθ] prep
[: Old English; Origin: 'against, from, with']
1.) used 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 sb/sth with you
She had her husband with her.
You'd better bring your passport with you.
2.) having, possessing, or carrying something
a tall gentleman with a grey beard
a book with a green cover
a man with a gun
We need someone with bright new ideas.
Only people with plenty of money can afford to shop here.
She came back with a letter in her hand.
3.) using 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 feathers
see usage noteby1
4.) 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.) including
Two nights' accommodation with breakfast and evening meal cost us just over £250.
6.) used 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.) used 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.) supporting someone or sharing their opinion
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 sb/sth doing sth
We jumped into the water with bullets whizzing past our ears.
13.) at 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.) because of a situation that exists
With John away there's more room in the house.
with sth doing sth
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.) used to say who or what someone becomes separated from
Joan doesn't want to part with the money.
a complete break with tradition
18.) in the same direction as something
We sailed with the wind.
19.) in spite of
With all his faults, I still like him.
20.)used to show who or what a strong wish or order concerns
Down with school!
Off to bed with you!
21.) be with you/me
to understand what someone is telling you or explaining to you
Sorry, I'm not with you - which room do you mean?
So that's how the system works. Are you with me?
22.) with it informal
a) wearing fashionable clothes and knowing about new ideas
= ↑trendy
b) able to understand clearly what is happening around you
I'm sorry, I'm not feeling very with it today.
23.) with that
immediately after doing or saying something
He gave a little wave and with that he was gone.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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