English verb: carry on
|1.||carry on (social) direct the course of; manage or control|
|Samples||You cannot conduct business like this.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||care, deal, handle, manage|
|2.||carry on (stative) keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last|
|Samples||Preserve the peace in the family.|
Continue the family tradition.
Carry on the old traditions.
|Synonyms||bear on, continue, preserve, uphold|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||hold, keep, maintain|
|Narrower (hyponym)||hang in, hang on, hold on, keep up, mummify, perpetuate, persevere, persist, prolong, re-start, restart, resume, sustain|
|Verb group||continue, continue, go along, go forward, go on, keep, proceed, proceed|
|Antonyms||cease, discontinue, lay off, quit, stop, give up|
|3.||carry on (communication) continue talking|
|Samples||I know it's hard,.|
But there is no choice.
Carry on--pretend we are not in the room.
|Synonyms||continue, go on, proceed|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing
|Broader (hypernym)||speak, talk|
|Narrower (hyponym)||jog, ramble, ramble on, segue|
|4.||carry on (social) misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way|
|Samples||The children acted up when they were not bored.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s|
|Broader (hypernym)||misbehave, misconduct, misdemean|