[ UK /kˈæɹi/ ]
[ US /ˈkæɹi, ˈkɛɹi/ ]
  1. continue or extend
    The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces
    The civil war carried into the neighboring province
  2. propel
    dribble the ball
    Carry the ball
  3. have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence
    this undertaking carries many dangers
    She carries her mother's genes
    The loan carries a high interest rate
    These bonds carry warrants
    This new washer carries a two year guarantee
    The restaurant carries an unusual name
  4. be pregnant with
    She is bearing his child
    The are expecting another child in January
    I am carrying his child
  5. capture after a fight
    The troops carried the town after a brief fight
  6. take further or advance
    carry a cause
  7. 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
  8. be successful in
    She lost the game but carried the match
  9. serve as a means for expressing something
    The painting of Mary carries motherly love
    His voice carried a lot of anger
  10. drink alcohol without showing ill effects
    He can hold his liquor
    he had drunk more than he could carry
  11. keep up with financial support
    The Federal Government carried the province for many years
  12. sing or play against other voices or parts
    He cannot carry a tune
  13. have a certain range
    This rifle carries for 3,000 feet
  14. have or possess something abstract
    I carry a lot of life insurance
    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
  15. extend to a certain degree
    She carries her ideas to the extreme
    carry too far
  16. have with oneself; have on one's person
    She always takes an umbrella
    She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains
    I always carry money
  17. win in an election
    The senator carried his home state
  18. be equipped with (a mast or sail)
    This boat can only carry a small sail
  19. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
    The airwaves carry the sound
    Sound carries well over water
    Many metals conduct heat
  20. pass on a communication
    The news was carried to every village in the province
  21. pursue a line of scent or be a bearer
    the dog was taught to fetch and carry
  22. cover a certain distance or advance beyond
    The drive carried to the green
  23. secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions)
    The motion carried easily
  24. have on hand
    Do you carry kerosene heaters?
  25. transfer (entries) from one account book to another
  26. have on the surface or on the skin
    carry scars
  27. be conveyed over a certain distance
    Her voice carries very well in this big opera house
  28. support or hold in a certain manner
    She holds her head high
    He carried himself upright
  29. be necessarily associated with or result in or involve
    This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison
  30. bear (a crop)
    this land does not carry olives
  31. contain or hold; have within
    This can contains water
    The canteen holds fresh water
    The jar carries wine
  32. behave in a certain manner
    They conducted themselves well during these difficult times
    he bore himself with dignity
    She carried herself well
  33. propel or give impetus to
    The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence
  34. include, as on a list
    How many people are carried on the payroll?
  35. win approval or support for
    Carry all before one
    His speech did not sway the voters
  36. include as the content; broadcast or publicize
    We ran the ad three times
    All major networks carried the press conference
    This paper carries a restaurant review
  37. be able to feed
    This land will carry ten cows to the acre
  38. move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    You must carry your camping gear
    These pipes carry waste water into the river
    carry the suitcases to the car
    This train is carrying nuclear waste
  39. bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of
    How many credits is this student carrying?
    His efforts carried the entire project
    We carry a very large mortgage
  40. compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance
    I resent having to carry her all the time
  1. the act of carrying something
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How To Use carry In A Sentence

  • This came out of an investigation he was carrying out into when a ternary quartic form could be represented as the sum of five fourth powers of linear forms.
  • It also seems to carry the well-tempered glow of late Woody Allen with a well-satisfied view of late life and with few illusions. The Unshine Boys
  • Assuming that 15 pound breaking strain line is used, an angler using monofilament might have to use a six or eight ounce sinker and use a 20 lb class rod to carry that sinker weight.
  • Fertilization therefore results in an egg carrying a nucleus with contributions from both parents, and it was concluded that the cell nucleus must contain the physical basis of heredity.
  • She was carrying her overnight case and a basket of dried flowers-statice, strawflower, and immortelle in the pastel colors referred to in seed catalogues as "art shades": fawn, apricot, mauve, and pale yellow. Incubus
  • It's soundproof and completely dark, and I go in there for a couple of hours at a time, You don't realize how much stress you carry around in your muscles and tissue until you lie in this completely buoyant environment.
  • BigshoeBazaar is an online cash and carry wholesaler for hundreds of small shoe stores across the country and is using a single 25,000 square feet warehouse, which will be enhanced to 100,000 square feet in a few months, to service shoe stores as far away as Dimapur in Nagaland and Katihar in Bihar. 'Hyper Growth' Returns To India's E-Commerce Sector
  • There was no mail coach -- no driver in scarlet -- no mail guard -- no passengers, but only a ramshackle iron mail cart -- a "postboy" as driver and carrying no arms. The King's Post Being a volume of historical facts relating to the posts, mail coaches, coach roads, and railway mail services of and connected with the ancient city of Bristol from 1580 to the present time
  • She was carrying some books done up in brown paper.
  • One goes like this: He was a hideous giant named Offero, who earned a living carrying travelers across the river.
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