With As A Preposition


With is used in a number of expressions which say how people are showing their emotions and sensations.

  • He was trembling with rage.
  • Alice was jumping up and down with excitement.

Other common expressions are:

Blue with cold
White with fear/rage
Red with anger/embarrassment
Green with envy
Shivering with cold

Note that with is not generally used after words like kind, nice, polite, rude, good, which say how people act towards others.

With meaning against

After fight, struggle, quarrel, argue, play and words with similar meanings, with can be used with the same meaning as against.

  • Will you play chess with me?
  • Don’t fight with him.

Manjusha Nambiar

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