carries, carrying, carried
1) VERB If you carry something, you take it with you, holding it so that it does not touch the ground.

[V n] He was carrying a briefcase...

[V n prep/adv] He carried the plate through to the dining room...

[V n prep/adv] She carried her son to the car...

[V n prep/adv] If your job involves a lot of paperwork, you're going to need something to carry it all in.

2) VERB If you carry something, you have it with you wherever you go.

[V n] You have to carry a bleeper so that they can call you in at any time.

3) VERB If something carries a person or thing somewhere, it takes them there.

[V n adv/prep] Flowers are designed to attract insects which then carry the pollen from plant to plant...

[V n adv/prep] The delegation was carrying a message of thanks to President Mubarak...

[V n] The ship could carry seventy passengers.

4) VERB If a person or animal is carrying a disease, they are infected with it and can pass it on to other people or animals.

[V n] The official number of people carrying the AIDS virus is low...

[V n] Frogs eat pests which destroy crops and carry diseases.

5) VERB: no passive, no cont If an action or situation has a particular quality or consequence, you can say that it carries it.

[V n] Check that any medication you're taking carries no risk for your developing baby...

[V n] Individualism, and the breakdown of social harmony, had a constructive purpose. But they also carried a price.

6) VERB If a quality or advantage carries someone into a particular position or through a difficult situation, it helps them to achieve that position or deal with that situation.

[V n prep/adv] He had the ruthless streak necessary to carry him into the Cabinet...

[V n prep/adv] The warmth and strength of their relationship carried them through difficult times.

7) VERB If you carry an idea or a method to a particular extent, you use or develop it to that extent.

[V n prep/adv] It's not such a new idea, but I carried it to extremes...

[V n prep/adv] We could carry that one step further by taking the same genes and putting them into another crop.

8) VERB If a newspaper or poster carries a picture or a piece of writing, it contains it or displays it.

[V n] Several papers carry the photograph of Mr Anderson.

9) VERB: usu passive In a debate, if a proposal or motion is carried, a majority of people vote in favour of it.

[be V-ed] A motion backing its economic policy was carried by 322 votes to 296.

10) VERB: no cont If a crime carries a particular punishment, a person who is found guilty of that crime will receive that punishment.

[V n] It was a crime of espionage and carried the death penalty.

11) VERB If a sound carries, it can be heard a long way away.

[V adv] Even in this stillness Leaphorn doubted if the sound would carry far. [Also V]

12) VERB: no passive If a candidate or party carries a state or area, they win the election in that state or area. [AM]

[V n] George W. Bush carried the state with 56 percent of the vote.

(in BRIT, usually use take)
13) VERB If you carry yourself in a particular way, you walk and move in that way.

[V pron-refl prep/adv] They carried themselves with great pride and dignity.

14) VERB: usu cont If a woman is carrying a child, she is pregnant. [OLD-FASHIONED]

[V n] There are many theories that claim to be able to predict whether you're carrying a boy or a girl.

15) PHRASE: V inflects If you get carried away or are carried away, you are so eager or excited about something that you do something hasty or foolish.

I got completely carried away and almost cried.

lose control
keep control
16) PHRASE: V inflects If a person or team carries all before them, they succeed very easily.

In the formative years their alliance carried all before it.

17) to carry the cansee can
to carry convictionsee conviction
to carry the daysee day
to carry weightsee weight
Phrasal Verbs:

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