carry-over definition by Webster's New World
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- the act of carrying over
- something carried or left over
carry-over - Phrases/Idioms
See carry forward, def. 1.
To keep something, usually merchandise, for a subsequent period. For example, We'll carry over this summer's bathing suits for next winter's resort season.
Persist from one time or situation to another, as in His leadership in sports carried over to the classroom. [Late 1800s]