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  1. carrying(Noun)

    transportation

    carryings away of goods

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carrying

    of Carry

  2. Carrying(noun)

    the act or business of transporting from one place to another

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  1. Carrying

    Carrying, also colloquially referred to as palming, is a violation in the game of basketball. It occurs when the dribbling player continues to dribble after allowing the ball to come to rest in one or both hands. Carrying is similar to a double dribble because the player momentarily stops dribbling and then resumes dribbling. If the player is in motion while carrying the ball, then it is similar to traveling. Players can avoid a carrying violation by keeping their palms facing the floor while dribbling. Most basketball players slide their hand to one side of the ball when dribbling to better control the ball, directing it from left to right and vice-versa. So long as the ball does not come to rest this is perfectly legal. Moreover, dribbling this way allows more control and easier ball-handling. The problem arises when the ball-handler slides their hand too far down the side of the ball, having their hand below the ball. This is when the player is in violation and a carrying violation has been committed. Patrick Ewing was famous for his carries, which lead to stricter monitoring league-wide in the 1980s.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'carrying' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1893

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'carrying' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1941

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carrying in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carrying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of carrying in a Sentence

  1. Angeline Were:

    The boast was overloaded because it was also carrying heavy music equipment, we rescued eight people and shall start a search for the nine.

  2. Bob Gualtieri:

    Not a single one of these people carrying firearms out there in Texas caught this guy in what he was doing, it drained law enforcement resources and subjected citizens to being unnecessarily taken into custody, and I think we should all be very grateful that nobody else got hurt.

  3. Chris Norman:

    I looked up and saw a guy carrying an AK-47 or at least I assume it was some kind of machine-gun, it could have been a real carnage, there's no question about that.

  4. Bertrand Piccard:

    More than an achievement in the history of aviation, Solar Impulse has made history in energy, i’m sure that within the next 10 years we’ll see electric airplanes carrying 50 passengers on short- to medium-haul flights.

  5. Wilmar Valdez:

    The committee will remain composed of the national federation presidents who are carrying out the roles, its make-up will likely change in January.

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