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Learner's definition of CARRY  
[+ object] : to move (something) while holding and supporting it— sometimes used figuratively
[+ object] : to contain and direct the flow of (water, electricity, etc.)
[+ object] : to have (something) with you or on your body
[+ object] : to be able to give (a disease or a gene) to others even though you may not be affected by it
[+ object] : to be pregnant with (a baby)
[+ object] : to hold (your body or your head) in a particular way
[+ object] 
: to have (something) in a store and ready to be sold: to keep (something) in stock
   b : to have (someone or something) on a list or record
[+ object] 
: to have (something) as a quality or characteristic
   b : to be marked or labeled with (something)
[+ object] : to have (something) as a result or consequence— often + with
10 [+ object] : to have (something) as a duty or responsibility
11 [+ object] : to be responsible for the success of (something or someone)
12 [+ object] : to make (something) continue
   b [no object] : to travel a long distance
13 [+ object] : to continue (something) beyond a normal or acceptable limit
— see also carry (something) to extremes at 2extreme
14 [+ object] : to sing (a tune) correctly
15 [+ object] : to present (a story, sports event, TV show, etc.) to the public
16 : to cause (a bill or an official proposal) to be passed or adopted
[+ object]
— often used as (be) carried
[no object]
   b [+ object]chiefly US : to win a majority of votes in (a state, legislature, etc.)
17 [+ object] : to move (a number) from one column to another when you are adding numbers together

be/get carried away

: to be so excited that you are no longer in control of your behavior

carry all/everything before you

: to be completely successful

carry a torch for

— see 1torch

carry coals to Newcastle

— see coal

carry into effect

— see 1effect

carry off

[phrasal verb]
carry off (something) or carry (something) off 
: to do (something difficult) successfully: to achieve or accomplish (something)
: to win (something)

carry on

[phrasal verb]
: to continue to do what you have been doing: to continue despite problems
: to behave or speak in an excited or foolish way
— see also carryings-oncarry-on
carry on (something) 
: to manage or participate in (an activity)
   b : to continue doing (something)
   c : to cause (something, such as a tradition) to continue
carry on with (something) : to continue doing or participating in (an activity)
carry on with (someone)chiefly British, old-fashioned : to have an often immoral sexual relationship with (someone)

carry out

[phrasal verb]
carry (something) out or carry out (something) 
: to do and complete (something)
: to act on (a promise, plan, etc.): to do something that you said you would do or that someone has asked you to do
— see also carryout

carry over

[phrasal verb]
: to continue to exist or be seen in another place or situation
carry (something) over or carry over (something) : to cause or allow (something) to continue in another place or situation
— see also carryover

carry the ball

— see 1ball

carry the can

— see 2can

carry the day

— see day

carry the torch

— see 1torch

carry through

[phrasal verb]
: to continue to exist or happen— usually + to
   b : to continue to do something— usually + to
carry through with/on (something)US : to do (something that you said you would do)
carry (something) through : to successfully finish or complete (something that you have begun or said you will do)
carry (someone) through : to help or allow (someone) to survive or continue
   b carry (someone) through (something) : to help or allow (someone) to survive or continue during (a period of time)

fetch and carry

— see fetch
Learner's definition of CARRY  
[count]American football
: the act of running with the ball
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