When you pick up a child and walk across the room with her, this is an example of a situation where you carry the child.
When you accept responsibility for how well a project turns out, this is an example of a situation where you carry the project.
When you walk and talk with your head held high, this is an example of a situation where you carry yourself with dignity.
Carries scars from acne.
The tank carries 16 gallons when full.
Carried the baby in my arms; carrying a heavy backpack.
Pipes that carry waste water; a bridge that carries traffic between the two cities.
The builders are going to carry the chimney through the roof.
They would have carried the road ten miles further, but ran out of materials.
Stopped carrying credit cards.
Carried the line to the edge of the page; carry a joke too far.
Carried a dozen workers on the payroll.
Carry a number in addition.
A store that carries a full line of electronic equipment.
Carried the unemployed customer for 90 days.
The morning papers carried the story. The press conference was carried by all networks.
Land that carries sheep.
Carry a tune.
Teach a dog to fetch and carry.
A voice that carries well.
Unbalanced loads do not carry easily.
The proposal carried by a wide margin.
To carry a package.
To carry the mail.
A pipe carrying water.
His ambition carried him to the top.
Air carries sounds; a disease carried by mosquitoes.
To carry a wall along a precipice.
To carry a watch, to carry memories.
To be carried on the tax list.
The motion carried.
To carry the war from Greece into Asia.
To carry an account to the ledger.
I think I can carry Smith's work while she is out.
She always carries a purse; marsupials carry their young in a pouch.
A gun or mortar carries well.
To carry well, i.e. to hold the head high, with arching neck.
The Tories carried the election.
A merchant is carrying a large stock; a farm carries a mortgage; a broker carries stock for a customer; to carry a life insurance.
- To support someone, especially in an submissive or uncritical manner.
- To assume the leading role; do most of the work.
- To be victorious or successful.
- to be moved to great or unreasoning emotion or enthusiasm
- to proceed or progress with
- to transfer from one column, page, book, or account to another
- to killThe disease carried off thousands.
- to win (a prize, honors, etc.)
- to handle (a delicate situation), esp. with success
- to engage in; conduct
- to go on (with); continue as before, esp. in the face of difficulties
- to behave in a wild, extravagant, or childish way
- to engage in an illicit love affair
- to put (plans, instructions, etc.) into practice
- to get done; bring to completion; accomplish
- to have or be remaining
- to transfer or hold over
- to postpone or allow to postpone; continue
- to get done; accomplish
- to keep (a person) going; sustain
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of carry
- Middle English carien from Old North French carier from carre cart car
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English carrien, from Anglo-Norman carier (modern French: charrier). Replaced native Middle English ferien (“to carry, transport, convey”) (from Old English ferian) and Middle English aberen (“to carry, bear, endure”) (from Old English āberan).