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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conduct, carry on, deal(verb)

    direct the course of; manage or control

    "You cannot conduct business like this"

  2. continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve(verb)

    keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

    "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"

  3. continue, go on, carry on, proceed(verb)

    continue talking

    "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"

  4. act up, carry on(verb)

    misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way

    "The children acted up when they were not bored"


  1. carry on(Verb)

    To continue or proceed as before.

  2. carry on(Verb)

    To take baggage or luggage onto an airplane, rather than check it.

  3. carry on(Verb)

    To have or maintain.

  4. carry on(Verb)

    To act or behave; especially to misbehave so as to attract attention.

  5. carry on(Verb)

    To have an illicit sexual liaison.


  1. Carry On

    Carry On is the second solo studio album released by American musician Chris Cornell. It was released on May 28, 2007 in the United Kingdom and June 5, 2007 in the United States. This album is Cornell's second after Euphoria Morning in 1999, and his first since leaving his former band Audioslave. As of September 4, 2007, the album has sold 121,000 copies in the US and 300,000 copies worldwide.

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How to pronounce carry on?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carry on in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carry on in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of carry on in a Sentence

  1. Karen Kasich:

    If I get smoked here I'm not gon na carry on a fairy tale.

  2. Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko:

    Everyone who has an existing contract will carry on working.

  3. Tom Steyer:

    We need to make sure to carry on that momentum until November.

  4. Theresa May:

    I think we need to carry on looking at how we get the support for that deal.

  5. Bobbi Kristina:

    I'm going to carry on the torch, i'm going to carry on her legacy the right way.

Images & Illustrations of carry on

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