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UK [wɪð] / US / UK [wɪθ] / US 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 pie 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) having or holding something
a) used for saying 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 saying what someone is holding or carrying

We saw Moore coming back with a drink in his hand.

Servants would arrive with trays of tea.

3) by means of something used for saying 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.

4) towards or concerning someone/something used for saying what person or thing you have a particular feeling towards

Why are you angry with me?

Feeling rather pleased with herself, Loretta went back to her office.

We were disappointed with the court's decision.

5) what causes a particular reaction or state
a) used for saying what feeling causes someone to react in a particular way

His face was red with embarrassment.

Diana was positively trembling with rage.

b) used for saying what causes someone or something to be in a particular state

The children were already weak with exhaustion.

The air was thick with smoke.

6) against someone used for showing who you compete, fight, or argue against

Don't argue with me.

The war with France lasted for nearly 20 years.

Banks are competing with each other in the property market.

7) in a particular way
a) used for saying 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 saying what sound or expression someone or something makes when they do something

The car roared down the drive with a screech of tyres.

"Are you enjoying yourself?" he asked with a friendly smile.

c) used for saying what position someone's body is in when they do something

Gordon was standing with his back to the window.

d) used for saying how something starts, continues, or ends

The story ends with the death of Jezebel.

8) supporting someone used for saying who you support

Are you with us or against us?

an MP who had voted with the Government for privatization

I'll go along with whatever you think is best.

9) while a particular situation exists
a) because of the situation that exists

With all this uncertainty about jobs, it's difficult to make plans.

b) in spite of the problems that exist

With all its faults, democracy is still the best system we have.

10) covered or filled by something used for saying what is in or on something, for example what fills or covers it

Fill the jug with boiling water.

The hills were covered with snow.

streets in Sorrento lined with orange trees

11) 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.

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
a) developing or improving as a result of something

Every player's performance will tend to improve with experience and training.

b) changing as time passes

The risk of developing cancer increases with age.

c) used for saying 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 saying what a particular action or problem is related to

There's nothing wrong with my eyesight.

We're making good progress with our investigations.

The trouble with car alarms is that they often go off accidentally.

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 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 saying what people, countries etc someone behaves towards in a particular way

I was very friendly with the manager's secretary.

US relations with Vietnam have improved recently.


English dictionary. 2014.

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