carry on

  1. continue talking
    `I know it's hard', he continued, `but there is no choice'
    carry on--pretend we are not in the room
  2. keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    Carry on the old traditions
    continue the family tradition
    preserve the peace in the family
  3. direct the course of; manage or control
    You cannot conduct business like this
  4. misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way
    The children acted up when they were not bored
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How To Use carry on In A Sentence

  • Meanwhile, Angela Brockway and other members of the reading group are struggling to carry on without their friend: There were about 14 of us who all used to sit round her big Victorian table in her conservatory with mugs of tea and coffee and piles of what we called 'posh' biscuits. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph
  • No longer able to sell his craftwork, he has found it difficult to carry on his work on the church. Globe and Mail
  • For the majority of cases something like a needs test will carry on. Times, Sunday Times
  • These measures restored some sense to the balance sheet and provided sufficient liquidity for the company to carry on. Times, Sunday Times
  • Implements the total management to the product cost a primary coverage is must carry on the science to the cost the predict that works out the reasonable plan.
  • His conceit and awful orange hair will carry on enthralling a worldwide audience.
  • You've got to have a hide as thick as a rhinoceros to carry on and pretend nothing has happened.
  • In the meantime, carry on with your sulk if you wish.
  • You've got to have a hide as thick as a rhinoceros to carry on and pretend nothing has happened.
  • All I can do is carry on giving my all for my club and let others make their minds up.
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