Meaning of CARRY in English


I. verb


a convoy carries sth

The military convoy was carrying supplies to a NATO base at Malatya.

a crime carries a penalty

Murder carries a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison.

a crime carries a sentence (= that is the punishment for that crime )

Rape should carry an automatic life sentence.

a current carries sb/sth (= makes them move along in the water )

Their boat was moving fast, carried by the current.

a plane carries passengers

A plane carrying 10 civilians was shot down.

as fast as...legs could carry (= running as quickly as he could )

Johnny ran off as fast as his legs could carry him .

bear/carry a grudge

Wallace said the rumors had been started by someone who bore a grudge against him.

bear/carry a watermark

The sheet bears the watermark ‘1836’.

bear/carry/shoulder the burden (= be responsible for something )

At the age of 16, Suzy bore the burden of providing for her family.


In the US, smoking carries a stigma .

carries...the death sentence (= is punished by )

Premeditated murder carries the death sentence .

carry a card (= have one with you )

Motorists could soon be forced to carry an ID card.

carry a gene (= have a gene that causes a medical condition which you can pass on to your children )

Some women carry a gene which makes them more likely to develop breast cancer.

carry a knife (= have it with you )

The campaign warns young people about the dangers of carrying knives.

carry a punishment (= used when saying what the punishment for something is )

The offence carries a punishment of up to 10 years in prison.

carry a risk (= might be dangerous )

Most medical operations carry some risk.

carry a signal (= allow it to travel along or through something )

Copper wires carry the electrical signals.

carry a virus (= have a virus, which you may then give to other people )

A nurse at the clinic was found to be carrying the virus.

carry a weapon

The man is believed to be carrying a weapon.

carry meaning ( also bear a meaning formal ) (= have a meaning )

In conversation, even a pause may carry meaning.

carry on a conversation

It’s impossible to carry on a conversation with all this noise in the background.

carry on/go on regardless British English (= continue what you are doing )

You get a lot of criticism, but you just have to carry on regardless.

carry out a command (= obey one )

The men carried out the command immediately.

carry out a crime

The boy admitted that he’d carried out the crime.

carry out a plan (= do what has been planned )

The bombers were arrested by the security forces before they could carry out their plans.

carry out a programme ( also implement a programme formal )

They attempted to implement a programme of reform.

carry out a raid (= make a raid )

They were encouraged by the French king to carry out raids upon English ships.

carry out a repair

The school was closed for two months while repairs were carried out.

carry out a review ( also conduct a review formal )

No one has yet carried out a review of the system.

Government officials are conducting a review of the law.

carry out a search ( also conduct a search formal )

Police have carried out a search of his home.

carry out a threat (= do what you threatened to do )

She ought to have carried out her threat to go to the police.

carry out an attack

The man who carried out the attack has been described as white and 25 to 32 years old.

carry out an engagement

Last year, the princess carried out over 300 official engagements.

carry out an examination ( also conduct an examination formal ) (= examine sth )

The police are carrying out an examination of the crime scene.

carry out an execution

The order to carry out his execution was sent to the prison.

carry out an explosion (= cause one deliberately )

By 1942, the United States had carried out test explosions with nuclear bombs.

carry out an inspection

Engineers had carried out an inspection on the plane.

carry out work

The work should be carried out without further delay.

carry out your duties ( also perform/discharge your duties formal ) (= do your job )

She has always carried out her duties efficiently.

carry out/commit an assault

She admitted to committing the assault.

carry out/conduct a check formal (= do or run a check )

The police carried out a check on the car’s registration number.

carry out/do a survey

The survey was carried out by Warwick University.

carry out...evaluation

We need to carry out a proper evaluation of the new system.

carry out/perform/do a task

I don't think we have enough resources to carry out this task.

carry out/take/do a poll

A similar poll was carried out among academics in the United States.

A poll taken last month gave the Democrats a seven-point lead.

carry passengers

The aeroplane was carrying over 500 passengers.

carry the melody (= play or sing the melody, while other voices or instruments play other notes )

The soprano voice carries the melody.

carry/bear scars (= to suffer from feelings of fear or sadness )

These children will carry their emotional scars with them for the rest of their lives.


An official protest could carry considerable clout .

carrying out essential maintenance work

Engineers are carrying out essential maintenance work on the main line to Cambridge.

carry/raise/wave etc the banner of sth (= publicly support a particular belief etc )

She’d never felt the need to carry the banner of feminism.

cash and carry

come with/carry a guarantee

The building work comes with a 30-year guarantee.

do a study/carry out a study ( also conduct a study formal )

The scientists are carrying out a study into the effects of global warming.

do/carry out a test ( also perform/conduct a test formal )

Your doctor will need to carry out some tests.

do/carry out an assessment

A teacher does a yearly assessment of each child’s progress.

do/carry out an experiment

They carried out a series of experiments to test the theory.

He did some experiments with bats.

do/carry out an operation ( also perform an operation formal )

The operation was carried out by a team of surgeons at Papworth Hospital.

I’ve done this operation hundreds of times.

do/carry out research ( also conduct research formal )

The research was carried out by a team of scientists at Edinburgh University.

Little research has been conducted into the subject.

do/carry out surgery ( also perform surgery formal )

A San Antonio doctor has volunteered to perform the surgery at no cost.

do/carry out/conduct a post-mortem

do/carry out/perform/conduct an analysis

No similar analysis has been done in this country.

follow orders/carry out orders (= obey them )

The men argued that they had only been following orders.

have/carry a headline

The Times carried the headline ‘7.4 Earthquake hits Los Angeles.’

have/hold/carry a gun

I could see he was carrying a gun.

maintain/carry on/continue/uphold a tradition (= make a tradition continue in the same way or at the same standard as before )

We maintain a tradition of cider making dating from Norman times.

make/carry out reforms

They haven't made any real reforms.

make/do/carry out etc spot checks

We carry out spot checks on the vehicles before they leave the depot.

pass/carry/approve a motion (= accept it by voting )

The motion was carried unanimously.

perform/carry out a chore formal (= do a chore )

It's good for kids to learn how to perform household chores.

publish/carry/run an article (= print it in a newspaper or magazine )

The magazine carried an article on the dangers of being overweight.

run/carry an advertisement (= print or broadcast an advertisement )

Broadcasters are no longer allowed to run cigarette advertisements.

sound carries (= can be heard some distance away )

I knew the sound of the horn would would carry for miles.

take/carry sth to extremes

Problems only occur when this attitude is taken to extremes.




Hand carts and horsedrawn carts wait to carry away building supplies brought from the gravel pits of Middlesex.

I really got into the role-playing... maybe carried away a bit.

Patients were dying by the hundreds, but there was nobody to carry away the corpses.

Before you get carried away , stop and consider locomotion.

Everybody in the district came out to watch the coffin being carried away .

At last, to earn full thanks and to leave nothing undone, it carries away the refuse and leaves all clean.

But there was no way she would allow herself to be carried away by that hypnotic pull that he had over her.

That bus carried away in it a distorted mirror-image of my own experience.


Unrelieved losses may also be carried forward and, subject to certain restrictions, set against future profits.

Net losses from prior years may be carried forward . 5.

Defence is now allowed to carry forward a percentage of its vote into the next financial year.

A few could have been carried forward by accident.

This work is carried forward in the present project.

The girl was put under intense pressure from prosecutors to carry forward her accusation.

Furthermore, they were in debt 5/5 though that was carried forward to their next account.

At the Royal Society launch therefore we convened an impressive group of people who might initiate and carry forward the discussion.


As for clothes, fashion consultant Barbara Thomas decided Norma had the poise and presence to carry off a sophisticated designer label.

Like a widening conveyer belt it scraped away more and more of the hillsides and carried off the debris.

Something has been stealing the farmers' chickens and carrying off the young sheep from the hills.

That they will never capture or carry off from the settlements white women or children.

Several of the dead sheep were carried off to the state capital of Villahermosa 30 miles away for examination.

Only an occasional boy or girl was able to show off carrying a whole textbook.

Another column dashed up her starboard side and carried off her smokestack.


However, there is a sense in which the particles that make up your body will carry on into another universe.

Constantly on the move in pursuit of the migratory herds, they carried on their backs their few meager possessions.

He carries on with his illogical druggy spew, obviously telling a tragic story by the look on his face.

He no longer carried on the ruse of going up to the swimming pool every day.

Then turn over and cook the other side. Carry on until you have used up all the batter.

The places I've been and people I've met have given me the confidence to carry on .

During this period of numbness, people are perfectly able to carry on with the practicalities of living.

But you won't be infectious and most people are able to carry on just as normal.


The checks that were carried out were not particularly rigorous and did not in fact tend to reveal abuse.

It is the beginning of a campaign of total relentless surveillance carried out at the direction of the Attorney General.

De Castelnau was committed; and so too was the man appointed to carry out de Castelnau's decision.

When ideology is backed up with money and resources, you spend it to carry out that ideology.

He looked definitely iffy to me, but not the sort of bad lad who carries out hits.

I felt a right idiot, being carried out on a stretcher, everybody gawping at me.

Psychometric tests were carried out over six months.

An important feature of this research is that it is carried out in a politically charged atmosphere.


They carried through with the original orders.

Our own little putsch was carried through without loss of life, you remember.

Gathering research data has an impetus of its own and this part of the research procedure was carried through reasonably smoothly.

These latter two actions increase the probability that a client will carry through with the contract.

The theme of the convention was carried through by every speaker and in every session.

These adjustments carry through to the resource market as expanding industries demand more resources and contracting industries demand fewer.

But that early promise isn't carried through , as flooring the pedal produces little extra urge.

Boycotts of black stars were suggested, though rarely carried through .



They have both carried the burden of bearing the brunt for Britain in international competition for the last decade and more.

The policy sciences carry the burden of providing useful knowledge.

This is why registration in Part A is preferable although it is the defendant who carries the burden of proof.

I carried that burden myself, thinking it was my own fault because of what I heard at church.

Information from unconventional sources not related to the industry carries the extra burden of having to be proved relevant or urgent.

Under our current code, employers officially carry half the burden , which they can deduct at 50 %.

I would have carried my burden more lightly, not been overcome by a spirit of seriousness and of shame.

He carries the burden of being a first-round draft choice on a team that needs a center in the worst way.


You are carrying on a business if you sell or barter any of the livestock or their produce.

Civil servants are employed to assist ministers to carry on the business of government.

He was hostile to the joint-stock company as a medium through which to carry on business enterprise.

Banks carrying on offshore banking business in Labuan are not subject to exchange controls.

Fernando Serra could make all the threats he liked but he couldn't stop her carrying on her business .

Likewise if the defendant carries on business here and the transaction related to that business.

The defendant in proceedings before the Dover Justices carried on a restaurant business .

They are content to maintain their secrecy and carry on business as normal.


Others carry a supplement - check pages for full details.

The company said it was continuing to carry out checks at the well.

The law puts the onus on the lender to carry out necessary checks .

The new job carries a regular weekly check of about $ 240.

He decided to carry out a computer check on Model.

Use the spaces below to remind you when checks need to be carried out.

He went round carrying out the usual checks , asking the usual questions.


The exercise of the rights provided for in paragraph 2 of this article carries with it special duties and responsibilities.

Even when Congress wants to carry out its duties , there are obstacles.

The Hercules carried out vital wartime duties in the Falklands and the Gulf.

The man he left in charge did not carry out the duties expected of him.

When headmen were put in the position of choosing between protecting relations and carrying out their duties they chose the former.

Failure to exercise one's rights may be morally neutral; failure to carry out one's duties is not.

Hence local government employs teachers, social workers, housing managers, architects, engineers and so on to carry out their professional duties .

I have rarely met two Ministers who take more trouble to carry out the duties of their ministerial office.


We could, I suppose, have carried out such an experiment without the drastic consequences the Lieutenant has suggested.

These include the deployment and retrieval of a NASA-owned spacecraft called Spartan, which carries a half-dozen experiments .

The data will be analysed and a decision made as to whether to carry out a similar experiment during the busy summer months.

With his men properly nourished, Cook had all hands available to carry out scientific experiments and explorations.

Leading voice: Town Crier Alan Booth beat 75 schoolchildren when they carried out an experiment on shouting.

The alchemist would burn incense and douse himself in specially prepared perfumes before carrying out his experiments .

One approach is to carry out experiments with a digitizing table in order to determine empirically an appropriate distribution for digitizing errors.

There is a chance to carry out your own experiments , a steam railway, and a special laboratory for young people.


He was not carrying a gun .

In Internet chat rooms, backpackers debate carrying guns and pepper spray.

If I'd been carrying my gun I'd have pulled it.

Look, I carry a gun .

His mouth dropped open when he saw me standing in front of him, carrying a gun .

But he did carry a loaded gun , finally, just for Jack.

But Edward, delighted to be carrying a gun at last, hardly cared.

A jeep carrying two soldiers holding guns followed us for several miles, then turned back.


Private hire cars also carry roof signs showing their telephone numbers, but are only allowed to carry passengers in response to telephone requests.

Those aircraft carry 260 to 400 passengers .

Quite apart from anything else, the competition is far too fierce for a company like McKenzie Dunton to carry any passengers .

No airline could afford to carry passengers for long at such giveaway prices.

The Le Shuttle trains carried 163, 305 passenger vehicles, including 6, 306 buses, during the month.

The Sun Princess carries 1, 950 passengers , far fewer than ships far smaller.


Creating a false market in shares carries a penalty of seven years imprisonment under Section 47 of the Financial Services Act.

Murder carries a minimum penalty of 15 years to life in prison, while the top penalty for manslaughter is 11 years.

All are defined as crimes against humanity and carry a penalty of life imprisonment.

So heinous, in fact, that it carries a penalty of three months in the slammer.

The offence should be regarded as rape and carry the equivalent penalty and anonymity.

These are serious offences, carrying the same maximum penalty as the full offences.

The guerrillas are continuing to recruit minors, and they carry out the death penalty .


Fourth-year students carry out an original research project under staff supervision.

There are, too, a number of experimental ways of carrying out research into magazine ads.

To help tackle the problem, the park authority is carrying out a research study.

In the interim, they agreed to carry out further research into land-based disposal.

This was considered generally impractical and in view of the particular difficulties of carrying out social research in Belfast, probably unattainable.

He says that they need to carry out research into the effects of the pills.

As well as assignments commissioned by organisations, the Centre carries out research sponsored by national and international agencies.

She urged health authorities to carry out urgent research into the problem.


In addition, unmarried women carers are more likely than either married women or men to be carrying particularly heavy caring responsibilities .

Television licenses do have great value and they should carry responsibilities .

Some critics have considered it to be too weak and idiosyncratic to carry responsibility for major public and social services.

But your right to a proper education for your children carries a double responsibility .

Working in prisons, with the need for round-the-clock supervision poses particular problems for women who also carry traditional domestic responsibilities .

Some religious have moved into smaller communities whilst carrying the responsibility for caring for their own elderly and sick brothers and sisters.

This would carry with it a responsibility on their part to help devise the tests, or at least to scrutinize their content.


The Bureau carries out regular reviews of each contributing office's mortality and sickness experience against the general experience for all offices.

This brings us to our final issue: who should carry out curriculum review ?

No one had carried out any overall review of the system since then.

It is not therefore appropriate for a partner who has had any detailed involvement with the engagement to carry out the review .


This general approach to drafting carries the risk that the rule will be difficult to interpret.

The possibility of such a mid-plate quake thus carries a much higher risk than one on a plate boundary.

Most government agencies provide up to 90 percent cover, with the exporter carrying the balance of risk himself.

Every choice carries risks , every option has trade-offs.

Parent company guarantees Joining an overseas subsidiary, for example, carries potential risks .

Williams cautioned that vigorous exercise can carry risks .

But this kind of assertive coup de main carries a huge risk .

That, they knew, carried with it great risks early in the war.


After that they are free to carry out the search for their birth parents.

Go to your library and carry out a literature search on that particular system.

One of the students had tried to carry out a literature search during the summer, before coming on the course.

It was Major Volpi who had been given responsibility for putting up road-blocks and carrying out house-to-house searches .

They were supposed to be carrying out an arms search .

So you knew how to carry out a literature search before you came on this course?


More specifically, we can ask what implications are carried by the sentences about the contexts in which they are being used.

So now we must carry out the sentence .

All you're doing is carrying out a sentence that the courts no longer have the power to impose.

The felony charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $ 250, 000 fine.

Conviction for such an offence carries a five-year prison sentence .

Currently, those sales carry a misdemeanor sentence of a year or less in the county jail.

Drink-driving, for example, should carry an automatic prison sentence .

Those arrested Wednesday face criminal charges of forgery and falsifying business records, both of which carry possible jail sentences .


Smurfit Paribas carried out a privatisation study and made significant borrowings available.

It has carried out a five-year study which it says shows no significant increase in radiation is reaching the earth's surface.

Interestingly neither of these two people were sociologists, though sociologists have carried out participant studies amongst homosexuals and criminal gangs.

Two studies will be carried out.

The most detailed type of sorting consists of carrying out a die study .

Scientists at the laboratory will carry out a study to gain a clearer picture of the dummy's effectiveness.

Referring clinicians gave permission for this to be carried out and the study was approved by the local Hospital Ethical Committee.


Had they already reached Saturn, carried out their survey , and gone into hibernation?

We will carry out a free survey of your electrical installations and visually check the condition of your wiring.

Nether Wyresdale Parish Council would like to express their appreciation of the effort that went into carrying out the survey .

Which Online carried out the survey .

Rowntree carried out his third survey of living standards in York in 1951.

Inspection and servicing of each of the platforms was to be carried out in the survey ship's main docking bay.


But you can not expect another to carry out a task if he or she is constantly being observed by some one else.

A calendar of events is a time schedule for carrying out the required tasks of the research project.

Brains may carry out tasks in the same way even if the tissues involved are not strictly homologous.

I do not suggest that the courts should have attempted to interfere with the Army in carrying out its task .

These usually involve pupils wearing historical costume and carrying out tasks of a historical nature appropriate to the site.

For one thing, it has never been shown that the carrying out of group tasks requires a vocal language.

Unix now provides the user with access based upon the least privileges he or she requires to carry out their tasks .

But since neural computers can carry out highly skilled tasks tirelessly, they will inevitably replace humans in some medical tasks.


Three final assumptions permit Lucas to carry out his test .

Neither side can agree on doctors or medical institutes to carry out tests .

I carried out tests and after eight hours he said he wanted to go home.

Endeavour also will carry a Satellite Test Unit to try out a new laser-based attitude system for positioning spacecraft.

The car park was immediately closed upon advice from Darlington council, which carried out the tests in line with national safety standards.

Our intention is to carry out a field test with gel in 1994-95, with Gyda being one of the candidates.

Perhaps the constable who carried out the test was merely having a run of bad luck.

So we carried out a test very satisfactorily and then made overtures to land.


There was no way to prevent White from carrying out his threat of f6.

If Walden carries out his threat , the Tory government would fall, leading to a general election.

There was nothing to stop the guy carrying out his threat to put the husband wise about Laura's past.

Charles wondered if Alex Household had carried out his threat of feeding the wrong lines.

Accordingly, on Oct. 22, Bush carried out his threat to veto the bill.

Whether companies would carry out their threat to emigrate is debatable, with the huge costs that it would entail.

Maybe she ought to have carried out her threat to go to the police.

The question of whether the workers wish to co-operate becomes secondary as unwillingness carries with it the threat of losing their jobs.


Some moles and shrews carry chemical weapons .

They carried many weapons , but the minigun was the most feared.

They weren't carrying weapons , so Agnes assumed they were politicians.

They wore black boots, green military fatigues, had their faces covered with black ski masks and carried automatic weapons .

In the case of characters, the models must actually carry the weapons ascribed to them.

It always struck me that they had enough people to carry all the weapons .

Police had considered taking action against David as they said he was carrying an offensive weapon his bendy rubber truncheon.

Six more states, including Texas, implemented laws on Jan. 1 that allow citizens to carry concealed weapons .


But it provides guidelines as to what constitutes reasonable behaviour and it carries considerable weight at an industrial tribunal.

We carry the weight of the race and the weight of racism.

Whether he was more than that, whether he carried weight with the monarch or the Council, was up to him.

Indeed, in planning a food garden for next season, the cookbook may carry more weight .

The men who were most prone to carry extra weight on their bellies were also at higher cataract risk.

It was no less than he deserved for carrying the weight of his team on his shoulders all game long.

Cigar can no longer be accused of never carrying weight .


Mr Stanley had been carrying out routine maintenance work .

For Bedford to carry on in his work it was necessary that he believe trade would transform the world.

A third have also carried out environmental improvement work , mainly teacher instigated.

After the report advisers are expected to carry out follow-up work and proposals for improvement acted on.

The farmers are carrying on the work in defiance both of cantonal regulations and a supreme court injunction ordering them to stop.

Which profession carries out particular work may differ from country to country.

A failure to carry out necessary work would give rise to liability.

Living in camps, they carried out conservation work , planting new forests and helping with flood control projects.


carry a torch for sb

Aaron Hammon is a recovering speed freak; he has carried a torch for the drug methamphetamine since childhood.

Was it possible poor old Harry was still carrying a torch for Pickles?

carry/take coals to Newcastle


5000 people carrying banners and signs marched to the Capitol building.

A porter helped me carry my bags.

Air India carried 1.66 million passengers last year.

Any good hardware store will carry bolts like that.

Bigger discount stores carry name-brand merchandise at low prices.

Deeper sounds carry further than high-pitched ones.

Doctors can perform tests to see if a woman carries the breast cancer gene.

Front tyres tend to go down more quickly than back ones, because they carry more weight.

How many teenagers carry guns or knives to school these days?

I've been carrying this tape-recorder around with me all day.

I don't usually carry that much cash on me.

Interstate 5 is carrying 50% more traffic than it did five years ago.

Laura carries an unmistakable air of authority.

Mike carries 300 pounds on his 6-foot, 4-inch body.

Murder carries a life sentence in this state.

Nine and three make twelve, put down the two and carry the one.

Rats are known to carry diseases like the plague.

Reagan carried California in 1980.

Rivers carry debris out to the sea, and it then settles on the bottom.

Stephanie's arguments carried the meeting.


Generally you have two choices: where your debtor lives or carries on his business, or where the debt was incurred.

I hope she can carry on for a while longer.

It sums up how it carries large loads.

McDougall carried on for another three years, when he was succeeded by Leslie Edwards.

Nitrite affects the fish by binding with the blood and preventing it carrying as much oxygen as normal.

Three days later Love arrived in Stockton carrying the head of one man and the hand of another.

What you must do is carry out as much investigation as is reasonably possible to narrow it down to one suspect.

II. noun


carry/take coals to Newcastle

fetch and carry

She has a positive knack of getting one to fetch and carry.

Some one had to go round with the coals, wash up, sweep, scrub, polish, fetch and carry.

The two girls' job was to clear the table between courses, fetch and carry dishes.


Senior Donald Stickland added scoring runs of 75 and 69 yards and finished with 211 yards on just nine carries.

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