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with

preposition  /wɪθ, wɪð/ us  

with preposition (TOGETHER)

used of people or things that are together or doing something together: She’s in the kitchen with Dad. He’s an impossible person to work with. I think I’ll have some ice cream with my pie. I’ll be with you (= I will give you my attention) in a moment. She’s been with the magazine (= working for it) for two years.

with preposition (USING)

using (something) or by means of (something): I bought it with my gift certificate. The label on the box says, "Handle with care." He caught the crabs with a large net.

with preposition (HAVING)

having or possessing (someone or something): I’d like a room with an ocean view. He’s married with three children. The doctor spoke with a German accent. We’re a multinational company with offices in London, Paris, and New York. With a little luck, we should be back in time for dinner. Both their children graduated with degrees in economics. With can also mean including: With your contribution, we have a total of $450.

with preposition (RELATING TO)

relating to or in the case of (a person or thing): How are things with you? That has nothing to do with the subject. Her books are popular with teenage girls. He’s very careless with his money. The trouble with this skirt is that it wrinkles too easily. What’s the matter with her?

with preposition (CAUSED BY)

because of or caused by (something): He was trembling with fear. She’s at home with a bad cold. His confidence was bolstered with the support of a lot of friends and relatives. With all the excitement and confusion, I forgot to say goodbye to her.

with preposition (AGAINST)

against (something): The company faces a long battle with the software giant. I always end up arguing with him about politics.

with preposition (SUPPORTING)

supporting (someone or something): If you want to go for a promotion, I’ll be with you all the way. Where do you stand on this issue – are you with us or against us?

with preposition (DESPITE)

despite (something): With all her faults, she’s still one of the best teachers we’ve ever had.

with preposition (AND)

and; followed by: I’d like a hamburger and French fries with a small salad. Two hundred dollars is payable immediately, with a further $100 payable on delivery.
(Definition of with from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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