carry meaning

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