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English definition of “with”

with

preposition (CAUSE)    /wɪð/
B2 because of or caused by someone or something: He winced with pain . I was trembling with fear . She's been at home with a bad cold for the past week . I can't work with all that noise going on. Hopes were dashed in the war-torn capital with the news that no aid would be arriving that week . With exams approaching , it's a good idea to review your class notes . (What) with all the excitement and confusion , I forgot to say goodbye to her.Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason Grammar:With: other usesWith is used with the following words:Grammar:WithWith is a preposition.Grammar:With meaning ‘in the same place as’With means ‘in the same place as someone or something’ or ‘accompanying’:Grammar:With: reactions and feelingsWith often follows adjectives which refer to reactions and feelings:Grammar:With meaning ‘using’We use with to refer to what we use to do something:Grammar:With meaning ‘having’We use with to mean ‘having’ or ‘possessing’:Grammar:With meaning ‘because of’
(Definition of with preposition (CAUSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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