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Definition of Carry
Verb: carry ker-ee [N. Amer], ka-ree [Brit]
- Move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
"carry the suitcases to the car"; "This train is carrying nuclear waste"; "These pipes carry waste water into the river"; "You must carry your camping gear";
- Have with oneself; have on one's person
"I always carry money";
- pack, take
- Serve as the medium for transmission, allow movement of
"Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound";
- impart, conduct, transmit, convey, channel
- Serve as a means for expressing something
"The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot of anger";
- convey, express
- 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"
- Support or hold in a certain manner
"He carried himself upright";
- hold, bear
- Have within
"The jar carries wine";
- hold, bear, contain
- Extend to a certain degree
"carry too far"; "She carries her ideas to the extreme"
- Continue in location
"The civil war carried into the neighbouring province";
- Be necessarily associated with or result in or involve
"This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"
- Win in an election
"The senator carried his home state"
- Include, as on a list
"How many people are carried on the payroll?"
- Behave in a certain manner
"She carried herself well";
- behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport
- Have on hand
"Do you carry kerosene heaters?";
- stock, stockpile
- Include as the content; broadcast or publicize
"This paper carries a restaurant review"; "All major networks carried the press conference";
- (sport) run with the ball, in basketball bouncing the ball or in soccer or hockey making small kicks
"Carry the ball";
- Pass on a communication
"The news was carried to every village in the province"
- 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"
- Be conveyed over a certain distance
"Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"
- Keep up with financial support
"The Federal Government carried the province for many years"
- 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"
- Be equipped with (a mast or sail)
"This boat can only carry a small sail"
- Win approval or support for
"Carry all before one";
- persuade, sway
- Compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance
"I resent having to carry her all the time"
- Take further or advance
"carry a cause"
- Have on the surface or on the skin
- Capture after a fight
"The troops carried the town after a brief fight"
- Transfer (entries) from one account book to another
- 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"
- Pursue a line of scent or be a bearer
"the dog was taught to fetch and carry"
- (farming) bear (a crop)
"this land does not carry olives"
- Propel or give impetus to
- Drink alcohol without showing ill effects
"he had drunk more than he could carry";
- Be able to feed
"This land will carry ten cows to the acre"
- Have a certain range
"This rifle carries for 3,000 feet"
- (golf) cover a certain distance or advance beyond
"The drive carried to the green"
- Secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions)
"The motion carried easily"
- Be successful in
"She lost the game but carried the match"
- Sing or play against other voices or parts
"He cannot carry a tune"
- Be pregnant with
"I am carrying his child";
- have a bun in the oven, bear, gestate, expect
- The act of carrying something
Anagrams containing the word carry