- (transitive) If you carry something, you lift it up and move it to another place.
- Let me carry those bags in for you.
- We walked through the trees, picked some apples, and carried them to the water.
- He carried her out of the bathroom and dropped her onto the bed.
- (transitive) If a vehicle carries people or things, it moves them from one place to another.
- A plane carrying 155 people crashed into the Hudson River.
- As the ship carried her across the sea, she studied the map of Europe.
- He hired a truck to carry beds, clothes, and food.
- (transitive) If a path, such as a river bed, a wire, or a hose carries something somewhere, the thing travels along the path.
- The main line carrying cold water to the house can be as small as one inch in diameter.
- It's the white plastic pipe that carries away the water when you empty the bathtub.
- One digital cable line could carry hundreds of channels of video, several phone calls and an interactive line for playing games or tapping data bases all at the same time.
- The moon has an orbit that carries it around the earth about once a month.
- (transitive) If moving water or air carries something, it moves it.
- The river carried the leaves under the bridge.
- IHer voice was carried off by the wind.
- The smoke from the fire filled the air, carried on the breeze.
- (transitive) If you carry something, you usually have it with you.
- Sorry, I don't carry a watch.
- Outside the country, you must carry your passport at all time.
- He sat back down on his chair and pulled out the pack of cigarettes he carried in his shirt pocket.
- (transitive) If something carries a quality, it has it.
- Those ideas now carry almost no value.
- Certain foods carry with them the danger of heart disease.
- Elias's vote carried a lot of weight. (=it was important)
- This medicine carries with it the potential to help millions of people.
- (transitive) If the media carries some news, advertisement, or show, it prints it or puts it on TV or radio.
- The website carried a video showing policemen beating up children.
- I couldn't find a channel that carried the hockey game.
- At 4:00, we'll be carrying the president's speech live.
- TV stations are not allowed to carry beer advertisements.
- (transitive) If something carries some information, the information is printed on it.
- The drug now carries a warning that it should not be given to children.
- The sign carried the words: Toronto, 150 km.
- (transitive) If a store carries something, they have it available to buy.
- My local supermarket doesn't carry my favorite brand of ice cream.
- (transitive) If something unmoving carries a weight or load, it supports it, keeping it up.
- In a fire, the wall are not going to be able to carry the load and the house will collapse.
- (transitive) If you carry insurance, you have it in case of a loss.
- Schools are increasing the amount of insurance they carry to protect themselves.
- This American-made product carries a two-year warranty.
- (transitive) If you carry a disease, you can give it to other people.
- Most people who carry the virus never get sick.
- Flies carry diseases that can get passed on to people and animals.
- (transitive) If you get/are carried away, you lose control of yourself because you are so happy, angry, etc.
- Teens sometimes get carried away with buying stuff.
- Everyone seemed to be carried away with talk of freedom.
- I just wanted to hold you, but I got carried away.
- (transitive) If a crime carries a punishment, that is the punishment for committing that crime.
- Violating the law carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $50,000 fine.
- (intransitive) If a sound carries, it can be heard a long distance away.
- The sound of the bells carried for miles.
- (transitive) If you can carry a tune, you can sing the correct notes.
- He couldn't carry a tune, but he loved to sing.
- (transitive) If one voice or instrument in a group carries the melody, it sings or plays the melody while the others provide harmony.
- The highest voice carries the melody.
- (transitive) If someone or something carries the day, they win.
- Don't worry if we don't carry the day this year.
- (transitive) (usually passive) If a suggestion, idea, or proposal is carried or carries, it gets the most votes and wins.
- 59% of the votes for approving the budget: The motion carries.
- (transitive) If a candidate in an election carries an area, they win in that area.
- (transitive) If you carry your body or yourself in a certain way, that is the way that you stand or move.
- (transitive) If a woman is carrying a child, she is pregnant.
- He didn't know that she was carrying his child.
- (transitive) If you carry something too far/to extremes/to excess, you don't stop it at a reasonable time.
- (transitive) If you carry extra pounds/kilograms, you weigh more than you should.
- (transitive) If you carry a number during addition or multiplication, you add it to the column on the left.
- Seven times eight is fifty six, carry five. Seven times nine is sixty three, plus five is sixty eight. Six hundred eighty six.
- (transitive & intransitive) (accounting) If you carry a loss forward, you realize it in a future reporting period.
- If your net capital loss is more than this limit, you can carry the loss forward to later years.
- if several unprofitable years follow, the opportunity to carry forward the loss will be gone.
- (transitive) (accounting) If you carry something off, you do it successfully.
- They tried, but they just weren't good enough musicians to carry it off.
- (intransitive) If you carry on, you continue doing what you were doing.
- We want to carry on doing this for the next five years.
- I'm not sure that was, but let's just carry on as usual.
- She's carrying on long conversations with people who aren't there.
- Come on, lets carry on with the game.
- She carried on down the road without stopping until he came to the edge of the village.
- (intransitive) If you carry on about something, you talk about it in an annoying way.
- Cindi was always carrying on about how cute her dog was.
- (intransitive) If you carry out something requiring planning, you do it.
- They weren't able to carry out the attack because of the weather.
- (intransitive) If something carries or is carried over into a new situation, it continues to happen or be useful in the new situation.
- Was there anything you learned from that experience that you have carried over into your current job?
- (transitive) If something carries you through, it helps you get to the end.
- Their love of the game carried them through the difficult times.
- (transitive) If you carry something through, you complete it.
- Once you have an idea, you've got to carry it through all the way.
Related words [change]
- (countable) (sports) A carry is a play in American football where a player holds the ball and runs with it.
- No player in NFL history has ever had that many carries.
- (uncountable) (sports) The carry is the distance a ball, arrow, bullet, etc. travels.
- The fairway is 15 yards wide and the carry was 370.
- (countable) A carry is a way of moving somebody from one place to another.
- He picked her up and put her over his shoulder in a fireman's carry,
- Lifesavers must be able to tow a person of their own weight ten yards by each of the following methods: (a) head carry, using two arms and swimming on back; (b) under-arm carry, using two hands and swimming on back; (c) cross-chest carry, using one arm and side stroke.