car|ry1 [ `keri ] verb ***
▸ 1 take someone/something somewhere
▸ 2 have goods for sale
▸ 3 spread disease
▸ 4 always have a feeling
▸ 5 publish/broadcast something
▸ 6 have a guarantee
▸ 7 win election
▸ 8 do someone else's work
▸ 9 lead to punishment
▸ 10 have message/warning
▸ 11 vote for and accept
▸ 12 support weight
▸ 13 involve risk/danger
▸ 14 make an aim possible
▸ 15 accept responsibility
▸ 16 encourage support
▸ 17 of smells/sounds
▸ 18 develop to certain level
▸ 19 be pregnant
▸ 20 in adding numbers
1. ) transitive to hold someone or something using your hands, arms, or body and take them somewhere:
Do you mind carrying this box for me?
Luke was carrying a bag over his shoulder.
Sarah carried her cup of coffee back to her desk.
a ) to have something with you, usually in your pocket or bag:
I never carry much cash with me.
British police officers normally don't carry guns.
b ) to take or deliver a message to someone:
They carried the news of the massacre back to their villages.
c ) if water or air carries something or someone, it takes them with it as it moves along:
The oil was carried by the tide onto the shore.
d ) if a vehicle carries someone or something somewhere, it takes them there:
An airplane carrying 120 passengers has crashed in India.
e ) if a road, pipe, or wire carries something along it, that thing moves or flows along it:
a cable carrying electricity to nearby homes
2. ) transitive if a store carries goods or products, it has them for sale:
We are urging stores not to carry goods made with child labor.
3. ) transitive to have a disease and be capable of infecting someone else with it
a ) to have a gene that causes a particular medical condition that you can pass to your children
4. ) transitive if you carry a feeling with you, you have it in your mind all the time:
He would carry the guilt with him forever.
5. ) transitive to publish or broadcast a news story:
All the papers carried the story the next day.
6. ) transitive if something carries a GUARANTEE, it has it:
All our products carry a full 25-year guarantee.
7. ) transitive AMERICAN to win an election in a particular state or district:
A Democrat has not carried Arizona since 1948.
8. ) transitive to do some of the work that someone else should be doing so that they can continue to do their job:
His colleagues rapidly grew annoyed at having to carry him.
9. ) transitive if a crime carries a particular punishment, that is the punishment people will receive for committing it:
Murder carries a compulsory sentence of life imprisonment.
10. ) transitive if something carries a message or warning, it has it written on it:
Packs of cigarettes must carry a government health warning.
11. ) transitive usually passive if a MOTION (=a formal suggestion of policy) is carried, it is accepted officially because the majority of people have voted for it
12. ) transitive if walls or posts carry part of a building or structure, they support its weight
13. ) transitive if something carries a danger, it might cause something bad to happen:
The treatment carries less risk than some medications.
14. ) transitive to make it possible for someone to achieve something:
His determination to succeed carried him to the top of his profession.
15. ) transitive if you carry responsibility or blame for something, you accept it:
The government must carry the blame for this terrible tragedy.
16. ) transitive to persuade a number of people to support your ideas:
She seemed to carry the whole audience with her.
17. ) intransitive if a smell or sound carries, it can be smelled or heard over a distance:
His voice doesn't carry very well.
18. ) transitive to do or develop something to a particular point or level:
Carried to extremes, such behavior can be self-destructive.
I know we all need to be careful with our money, but some people carry it too far!
19. ) transitive OLD-FASHIONED if a woman is carrying a child, she is pregnant
20. ) transitive SPOKEN to add a number to the bottom of the next row of numbers on the left when adding rows of numbers
as fast as your legs can carry you
at the quickest speed that you can run:
Her son raced down the driveway as fast as his little legs could carry him.
be carrying a few pounds/a little bit etc.
to weigh more than you should by a particular amount:
He was in his mid-forties, I guessed, and carrying a little extra weight.
carry all/everything before you
to be extremely successful and defeat all your opponents
carry the can BRITISH INFORMAL
to be the person considered responsible for something
carry conviction BRITISH
to be capable of persuading someone that something is true or real
carry the day
to be the winner in a competition, debate, argument, or fight
carry a (heavy) load/burden
to have responsibility for something difficult or unpleasant:
He carries the heavy burden of leadership.
carry something in your head/mind
to remember information correctly without having to write it down
carry a torch for someone
to be in love with someone, usually when they do not realize this
carry a tune
to sing musical notes correctly
carry weight
to be respected and have influence:
Dr. Watson has worked in the region for 40 years, and his opinions carry great weight.
carry yourself
to hold or move your body in a particular way:
You're tall and you carry yourself extremely well.
get carried away
to become so excited or involved in something that you lose control of your feelings or behavior:
Let's not get carried away. The deal could still fall through.
,carry `forward phrasal verb transitive
1. ) to take the total of a COLUMN of numbers from the bottom of one page to the top of the next
2. ) to take something such as money or vacation time that is available for you to use in one period of time into the next one
,carry `off phrasal verb transitive
1. ) to deal successfully with something difficult:
Both actors have the stylish self-confidence needed to carry off these roles.
2. ) to win a prize:
At last week's Oscars, a small number of movies carried off nearly all the major awards.
,carry `on phrasal verb
1. ) intransitive or transitive carry on something to continue doing something:
Carry on. You're doing fine.
He moved to Atlanta to carry on his work.
For the moment we've been told to carry on as usual.
carry on with: Just carry on with what you were doing.
carry on doing something: If you carry on spending money like that, you'll end up in debt.
a ) intransitive to continue going in the same direction:
Turn left at the traffic lights and carry on up the high street.
b ) transitive to continue something that someone else started:
Her daughter intends to carry on her mother's research.
2. ) intransitive INFORMAL to behave in an angry, excited, or emotional way:
No matter how much you carry on, Mother, said Sally. I'm not going to marry him.
3. ) intransitive usually progressive OLD-FASHIONED if two people are carrying on, they are having a sexual relationship that you do not approve of
,carry `out phrasal verb transitive
to do something that you have said you will do or that you have been told to do:
Maybe she ought to have carried out her threat to go to the police.
He waited until they had carried out his orders to the fullest.
a. to do something important:
The construction work was carried out by a local contractor.
An investigation is being carried out by the prison warden.
Some practical experiments carried out by Mayo in the early 1930s produced interesting results.
,carry `over phrasal verb
1. ) intransitive or transitive if something carries over or is carried over from one situation into another, it has the same effect in the new situation as it had in the old one:
Stresses at work can often be carried over into your home life.
2. ) transitive to take something that you earn or are given in one year or period of time into the next one:
You are not allowed to carry over vacation time from one year into the next.
,carry `through phrasal verb transitive
1. ) carry something through to complete something that was planned, often despite difficulties or opposition:
It's a tough job, and we're relying on you to carry it through.
2. ) carry someone through (something) to make it possible for someone to deal successfully with a difficult or unpleasant situation:
In the end, it was her passionate belief in justice that carried her through.
car|ry 2 [ `keri ] noun
1. ) count the action when an offensive player runs with the ball in football:
Sanders had 30 carries in the Lions' win over the Bears.
2. ) count or uncount TECHNICAL the distance that a ball, bullet, or missile flies through the air

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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