1 transport, convey, bear, lug, drag, cart, move, Colloq tote, Slang US schlep:
He shouldn't carry such heavy packages at his age.
2 conduct, convey, lead, take, transport, transfer, transmit:
This cable carries the power to the town.
3 drive, impel, conduct, convey, take, move:
He travelled aimlessly, wherever the wind carried his ship.
4 support, maintain, finance:
I had a wife and four children and was unable to carry my brother's family as well.
5 bear, hold up, uphold, maintain:
Despite her troubles, she carried her head high.
6 win, take, sweep, capture, gain, secure:
She carried the election easily.
7 stock, sell, offer; display:
We don't carry purple shoes in this shop, Madam.
8 broadcast, disseminate, offer, release; communicate, present, read, report, announce; give:
The news is carried on this station every night at nine.
9 carry away. transport, excite, enrapture, delight:
He was quite carried away by her attentions.
10 carry off.
(a) win, gain, capture, secure:
She managed to carry off the first prize for the third year running.
(b) abscond with, kidnap, take, purloin, Colloq Brit pinch, nick:
I'm afraid that some of your chickens have been carried off by a fox.
(c) accomplish, perform, effect, do, succeed, handle or manage successfully, bring off, carry out:
We carried off the raid without loss of a single man.
(d) kill, be or cause the death of, cause to die:
He was carried off by yellow fever in his eightieth year.
11 carry on.
(a) continue, proceed, go on, persist, keep on or at, persevere:
Don't stop - just carry on with what you were doing.
(b) manage, conduct, operate:
Despite the fire, we are carrying on our business as usual.
(c) misbehave, Colloq act up, fool around, Brit play up:
The children are carrying on so, I can't get any work done.
12 carry out or through. perform, effect, implement, complete, execute, accomplish, continue, conclude:
Henry is carrying out his father's wishes according to the terms of his will.