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preposition with pronunciation in American English /wɪð/with pronunciation in American English /wɪθ/
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  1. 1
    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
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  2. 2
    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. 3
    having or holding something
    1. 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.
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    2. 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.
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  4. 4
    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.
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  5. 5
    used for saying 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?
    We were disappointed with the court’s decision.
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  6. 6
    what causes a particular reaction or state
    1. a.
      used for saying what feeling causes someone to react in a particular way
      Diana was positively trembling with rage.
      His face was red with embarrassment.
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    2. 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.
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  7. 7
    used for showing who you compete, fight, or argue against
    The war with France lasted for nearly 20 years.
    Banks are competing with each other in the property market.
    Don’t argue with me.
  8. 8
    in a particular way
    1. 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.
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    2. 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 tires.
      “Are you enjoying yourself?” he asked with a friendly smile.
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    3. c.
    4. d.
      used for saying how something starts, continues, or ends
      The story ends with the death of Jezebel.
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  9. 9
    used for saying 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. 10
    while a particular situation exists
    1. a.
      because of the situation that exists
      With all this uncertainty about jobs, it’s difficult to make plans.
    2. b.
      in spite of the problems that exist
      With all its faults, democracy is still the best system we have.
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    used for saying 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
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  12. 12
    moving in the same direction as the wind, current, etc.
    Their boat was drifting with the current.
  13. 13
    happening, developing, or changing because of something
    1. 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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    2. b.
      changing as time passes
      The risk of developing cancer increases with age.
    3. c.
      used for saying what event makes something possible
      With the arrival of scientific advances, we have discovered the causes of most diseases.
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  14. 14
    used for saying 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.
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  15. 15
    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. 16
    used for saying 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.
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