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carry on

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcarry on phrasal verb1 especially British EnglishCONTINUE/NOT STOP to continue doing something Sorry, I interrupted you. Please carry on.carry on doing something You’ll have an accident if you carry on driving like that. with I want to carry on with my course.carry on as usual/as you are/regardless etc2 MOVE something OR somebodyto continue moving He stopped and looked back, then carried on down the stairs. Carry straight on until you get to the traffic lights.3 carry on somethingCONTINUE/START AGAIN if you carry on a particular kind of work or activity, you do it or take part in it Mr Dean carried on his baking business until he retired. It was so noisy it was hard to carry on a conversation.4 spokenBEHAVE to talk in an annoying way about I wish everyone would stop carrying on about it.5 SEX/HAVE SEX WITH old-fashioned to have a sexual relationship with someone, when you should not Lucy confessed to carrying on behind her husband’s back. with She was carrying on with a neighbour. carry→ See Verb table
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carry onOnce Scott was more comfortable with carrying on a logical dialogue, Deborah was able to move to the next challenge.Determined to carry on as if everything were normal, he responded with a kind of indifference.The celebrations carried on as if nothing had happened.I hope she can carry on for a while longer.Generally you have two choices: where your debtor lives or carries on his business, or where the debt was incurred.The struggle for liberation will carry on long after I am dead.I began several diaries, carrying on the entries in some of them as far as February.carry on doing somethingDetermined to carry on as if everything were normal, he responded with a kind of indifference.Generally you have two choices: where your debtor lives or carries on his business, or where the debt was incurred.I began several diaries, carrying on the entries in some of them as far as February.I hope she can carry on for a while longer.Likewise if the defendant carries on business here and the transaction related to that business.Once Scott was more comfortable with carrying on a logical dialogue, Deborah was able to move to the next challenge.carry on somethingOnce Scott was more comfortable with carrying on a logical dialogue, Deborah was able to move to the next challenge.Determined to carry on as if everything were normal, he responded with a kind of indifference.Likewise if the defendant carries on business here and the transaction related to that business.I hope she can carry on for a while longer.Generally you have two choices: where your debtor lives or carries on his business, or where the debt was incurred.I began several diaries, carrying on the entries in some of them as far as February.carry aboutWhat was Alvin carrying on about?He carried on about crossing the Channel for years.So long as he didn't carry on about it.Hertz Lipmann carried on about something in a lengthy monologue.Ayrton Senna is always carrying on about the intellectual and spiritual fascination of discovering his own limits in a racing car.carry withA year later he collapsed from exhaustion but insisted in carrying on with eight shows a week.He carries on with his illogical druggy spew, obviously telling a tragic story by the look on his face.She let him carry on with his stupidity and offered no elaboration nor explanation of her terms.Lee didn't shake it like they did in the films but he didn't carry on with his tantrum.She therefore has to carry on with Stanley.Undismayed, Aarau carried on with the building of the Laurenzenvorstadt to house its responsibilities as the capital of the canton.All this conversation was carried on with the greatest difficulty.It is of vital importance that you should carry on with your jobs.
carry-onˈcarry-on1 noun [countable]  1 STUPID/NOT SENSIBLE British English spoken a situation in which someone behaves in a silly or annoying way What a carry-on!2 American English a bag that you are allowed to take onto a plane with you carry on at carry1
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carry-onSuch a carry-on Sally-Anne had never seen, and all of it exhausting.But there was a lot of boring administrative carry-on to be dealt with.Its the underhand way you went about the heavy petting and damp carry-on, Douglas.Business, first-class and Concorde passengers will be permitted two larger, heavier carry-ons.It was a mystery though why Salt joined their odd carry-on.Of course, there was a lot of carry-on about the way Eb went, from what I hear.Getting my pullman bag, two carry-ons and a luggage carrier on to a double-decker bus was a sweat-producing experience.You've made it impossible for him to change his mind, with your carry-on in public.
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carry-oncarry-on2 adjective [only before noun]  DLTcarry-on bags are ones that you are allowed to take onto a plane with you
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carry-onKeep medications, credit cards and glasses in your carry-on bag.Passenger's carry-on baggage is x-rayed.There were 28 hijackings of U-S. passenger aircraft in 1972, despite profiling to determine whose carry-on luggage would be X-rayed.Hidden city tickets are risky unless used only for one-way travel by people with carry-on luggage.The way I see it, anything with wheels is by definition not carry-on luggage.Tighter airline scrutiny of the size and amount of carry-on luggage.
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Verb table
carry
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycarry
he, she, itcarries
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycarried
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave carried
he, she, ithas carried
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad carried
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill carry
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have carried
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam carrying
he, she, itis carrying
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you, we, theyare carrying
Past
I, he, she, itwas carrying
you, we, theywere carrying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been carrying
he, she, ithas been carrying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been carrying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be carrying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been carrying
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