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 carry carry

noun

  • () the act of carrying something  ( carry )
    the act of carrying something
  • verb

  • () move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body  ( transport, carry )
    move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
     You must carry your camping gear
    You must carry your camping gear
     carry the suitcases to the car
    carry the suitcases to the car
     This train is carrying nuclear waste
    This train is carrying nuclear waste
     These pipes carry waste water into the river
    These pipes carry waste water into the river
  • () have with oneself; have on one's person  ( pack, take, carry )
    have with oneself; have on one's person
     She always takes an umbrella
    She always takes an umbrella
     I always carry money
    I always carry money
     She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains
    She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains
  • () serve as a means for expressing something  ( carry, convey, express )
    serve as a means for expressing something
     The painting of Mary carries motherly love
    The painting of Mary carries motherly love
     His voice carried a lot of anger
    His voice carried a lot of anger
  • () transmit or serve as the medium for transmission  ( convey, impart, channel, conduct, transmit, carry )
    transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
     Sound carries well over water
    Sound carries well over water
     The airwaves carry the sound
    The airwaves carry the sound
     Many metals conduct heat
    Many metals conduct heat
  • () bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of  ( carry )
    bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of
     His efforts carried the entire project
    His efforts carried the entire project
     How many credits is this student carrying?
    How many credits is this student carrying?
     We carry a very large mortgage
    We carry a very large mortgage
  • () support or hold in a certain manner  ( bear, hold, carry )
    support or hold in a certain manner
     She holds her head high
    She holds her head high
     He carried himself upright
    He carried himself upright
  • () extend to a certain degree  ( carry )
    extend to a certain degree
     carry too far
    carry too far
     She carries her ideas to the extreme
    She carries her ideas to the extreme
  • () contain or hold; have within  ( bear, carry, hold, contain )
    contain or hold; have within
     The jar carries wine
    The jar carries wine
     The canteen holds fresh water
    The canteen holds fresh water
     This can contains water
    This can contains water
  • () continue or extend  ( extend, carry )
    continue or extend
     The civil war carried into the neighboring province
    The civil war carried into the neighboring province
     The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces
    The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces
  • () include, as on a list  ( carry )
    include, as on a list
     How many people are carried on the payroll?
    How many people are carried on the payroll?
  • () win in an election  ( carry )
    win in an election
     The senator carried his home state
    The senator carried his home state
  • () be necessarily associated with or result in or involve  ( carry )
    be necessarily associated with or result in or involve
     This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison
    This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison
  • () pass on a communication  ( carry )
    pass on a communication
     The news was carried to every village in the province
    The news was carried to every village in the province
  • () propel  ( dribble, carry )
    propel
     Carry the ball
    Carry the ball
     dribble the ball
    dribble the ball
  • () include as the content; broadcast or publicize  ( carry, run )
    include as the content; broadcast or publicize
     We ran the ad three times
    We ran the ad three times
     This paper carries a restaurant review
    This paper carries a restaurant review
     All major networks carried the press conference
    All major networks carried the press conference
  • () have on hand  ( stockpile, carry, stock )
    have on hand
     Do you carry kerosene heaters?
    Do you carry kerosene heaters?
  • () behave in a certain manner  ( acquit, bear, comport, deport, carry, conduct, behave )
    behave in a certain manner
     She carried herself well
    She carried herself well
     he bore himself with dignity
    he bore himself with dignity
     They conducted themselves well during these difficult times
    They conducted themselves well during these difficult times
  • be pregnant with  ( bear, carry, expect, gestate, have a bun in the oven )
    be pregnant with
     She is bearing his child
    She is bearing his child
     The are expecting another child in January
    The are expecting another child in January
     I am carrying his child
    I am carrying his child
  • sing or play against other voices or parts  ( carry )
    sing or play against other voices or parts
     He cannot carry a tune
    He cannot carry a tune
  • be successful in  ( carry )
    be successful in
     She lost the game but carried the match
    She lost the game but carried the match
  • secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions)  ( carry )
    secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions)
     The motion carried easily
    The motion carried easily
  • cover a certain distance or advance beyond  ( carry )
    cover a certain distance or advance beyond
     The drive carried to the green
    The drive carried to the green
  • have a certain range  ( carry )
    have a certain range
     This rifle carries for 3,000 feet
    This rifle carries for 3,000 feet
  • be able to feed  ( carry )
    be able to feed
     This land will carry ten cows to the acre
    This land will carry ten cows to the acre
  • drink alcohol without showing ill effects  ( carry, hold )
    drink alcohol without showing ill effects
     He can hold his liquor
    He can hold his liquor
     he had drunk more than he could carry
    he had drunk more than he could carry
  • propel or give impetus to  ( carry )
    propel or give impetus to
     The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence
    The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence
  • bear (a crop)  ( carry )
    bear (a crop)
     this land does not carry olives
    this land does not carry olives
  • pursue a line of scent or be a bearer  ( carry )
    pursue a line of scent or be a bearer
     the dog was taught to fetch and carry
    the dog was taught to fetch and carry
  • transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication  ( carry )
    transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication
     put down 5 and carry 2
    put down 5 and carry 2
  • transfer (entries) from one account book to another  ( carry, post )
    transfer (entries) from one account book to another
  • capture after a fight  ( carry )
    capture after a fight
     The troops carried the town after a brief fight
    The troops carried the town after a brief fight
  • have on the surface or on the skin  ( carry )
    have on the surface or on the skin
     carry scars
    carry scars
  • take further or advance  ( carry )
    take further or advance
     carry a cause
    carry a cause
  • compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance  ( carry )
    compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance
     I resent having to carry her all the time
    I resent having to carry her all the time
  • win approval or support for  ( carry, sway, persuade )
    win approval or support for
     Carry all before one
    Carry all before one
     His speech did not sway the voters
    His speech did not sway the voters
  • be equipped with (a mast or sail)  ( carry )
    be equipped with (a mast or sail)
     This boat can only carry a small sail
    This boat can only carry a small sail
  • have or possess something abstract  ( carry )
    have or possess something abstract
     I carry her image in my mind's eye
    I carry her image in my mind's eye
     I will carry the secret to my grave
    I will carry the secret to my grave
     I carry these thoughts in the back of my head
    I carry these thoughts in the back of my head
     I carry a lot of life insurance
    I carry a lot of life insurance
  • keep up with financial support  ( carry )
    keep up with financial support
     The Federal Government carried the province for many years
    The Federal Government carried the province for many years
  • be conveyed over a certain distance  ( carry )
    be conveyed over a certain distance
     Her voice carries very well in this big opera house
    Her voice carries very well in this big opera house
  • have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence  ( carry )
    have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence
     This new washer carries a two year guarantee
    This new washer carries a two year guarantee
     The loan carries a high interest rate
    The loan carries a high interest rate
     this undertaking carries many dangers
    this undertaking carries many dangers
     She carries her mother's genes
    She carries her mother's genes
     These bonds carry warrants
    These bonds carry warrants
     The restaurant carries an unusual name
    The restaurant carries an unusual name