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  1. [noun] the act of carrying something

  2. [verb] move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body; "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"
    Synonyms: transport

  3. [verb] have with oneself; have on one's person; "She always takes an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"
    Synonyms: pack, take

  4. [verb] transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"
    Synonyms: conduct, transmit, convey, channel

  5. [verb] serve as a means for expressing something; "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot af anger"
    Synonyms: convey, express

  6. [verb] 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"

  7. [verb] support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
    Synonyms: hold, bear

  8. [verb] contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
    Synonyms: hold, bear, contain

  9. [verb] extend to a certain degree; "carry too far"; "She carries her ideas to the extreme"

  10. [verb] continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
    Synonyms: extend

  11. [verb] be necessarily associated with or result in or involve; "This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"

  12. [verb] win in an election; "The senator carried his home state"

  13. [verb] include, as on a list; "How many people are carried on the payroll?"

  14. [verb] behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
    Synonyms: behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport

  15. [verb] have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
    Synonyms: stock, stockpile

  16. [verb] include as the content; broadcast or publicize; "We ran the ad three times"; "This paper carries a restaurant review"; "All major networks carried the press conference"
    Synonyms: run

  17. [verb] propel, "Carry the ball"; "dribble the ball"
    Synonyms: dribble

  18. [verb] pass on a communication; "The news was carried to every village in the province"

  19. [verb] 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"

  20. [verb] be conveyed over a certain distance; "Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"

  21. [verb] keep up with financial support; "The Federal Government carried the province for many years"

  22. [verb] 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"

  23. [verb] win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"
    Synonyms: persuade, sway

  24. [verb] compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance; "I resent having to carry her all the time"

  25. [verb] take further or advance; "carry a cause"

  26. [verb] have on the surface or on the skin; "carry scars"

  27. [verb] capture after a fight; "The troops carried the town after a brief fight"

  28. [verb] transfer (entries) from one account book to another
    Synonyms: post

  29. [verb] 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"

  30. [verb] pursue a line of scent or be a bearer; "the dog was taught to fetch and carry"

  31. [verb] bear (a crop); "this land does not carry olives"

  32. [verb] propel or give impetus to; "The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"

  33. [verb] drink alcohol without showing ill effects; "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry"
    Synonyms: hold

  34. [verb] be able to feed; "This land will carry ten cows to the acre"

  35. [verb] have a certain range; "This rifle carries for 3,000 feet"

  36. [verb] cover a certain distance or advance beyond; "The drive carried to the green"

  37. [verb] secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions); "The motion carried easily"

  38. [verb] be successful in; "She lost the game but carried the match"

  39. [verb] sing or play against other voices or parts; "He cannot carry a tune"

  40. [verb] be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"
    Synonyms: have a bun in the oven, bear, gestate, expect


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