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English noun: carry

1. carry (act) the act of carrying something


Broader (hypernym)conveyance, transfer, transferral, transport, transportation


Narrower (hyponym)backpacking, fireman's carry, packing, piggyback, portage, porterage


English verb: carry

1. carry (contact) move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body


SamplesYou must carry your camping gear.
Carry the suitcases to the car.
This train is carrying nuclear waste.
These pipes carry waste water into the river.


Synonymstransport


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)bear, bring, bucket, cart, chariot, convey, fly, haul, lug, pack, pipe in, port, port, porter, return, shoulder, take, tote, tug


Verb groupcarry, carry

2. carry (stative) have with oneself; have on one's person


SamplesShe always takes an umbrella.
I always carry money.
She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains.


ExamplesThey carry more bread


Synonymspack, take


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)feature, have


Verb groupcarry

3. carry (motion) transmit or serve as the medium for transmission


SamplesSound carries well over water.
The airwaves carry the sound.
Many metals conduct heat.


Synonymschannel, conduct, convey, impart, transmit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)bring, convey, take


Narrower (hyponym)bring in, pipe in, retransmit, wash up


Verb groupcarry, carry, convey, express

4. carry (communication) serve as a means for expressing something


SamplesThe painting of Mary carries motherly love.
His voice carried a lot of anger.


Synonymsconvey, express


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate


Narrower (hyponym)measure, quantify


Verb groupcarry, channel, conduct, convey, impart, transmit

5. carry (contact) bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of


SamplesHis efforts carried the entire project.
How many credits is this student carrying?.
We carry a very large mortgage.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hold, hold up, support, sustain


Verb groupcarry, carry

6. carry (contact) support or hold in a certain manner


SamplesShe holds her head high.
He carried himself upright.


Synonymsbear, hold


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)acquit, balance, bear, behave, carry, comport, conduct, deport, piggyback, poise, sling, stoop

7. carry (stative) contain or hold; have within


SamplesThe jar carries wine.
The canteen holds fresh water.
This can contains water.


Synonymsbear, contain, hold


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)include


Narrower (hyponym)confine, enclose, hold in, retain


Verb groupcontain, hold, take

8. carry (social) extend to a certain degree


SamplesCarry too far.
She carries her ideas to the extreme.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)effect

9. carry (change) continue or extend


SamplesThe civil war carried into the neighboring province.
The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces.


Synonymsextend


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)continue


Verb groupdraw out, extend, extend, prolong, protract

10. carry (stative) be necessarily associated with or result in or involve


SamplesThis crime carries a penalty of five years in prison.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)imply, involve


Verb groupcarry

11. carry (competition) win in an election


SamplesThe senator carried his home state.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)win


Verb groupcarry, carry, persuade, sway

12. carry (cognition) include, as on a list


SamplesHow many people are carried on the payroll?.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)include

13. carry (social) behave in a certain manner


SamplesShe carried herself well.
He bore himself with dignity.
They conducted themselves well during these difficult times.


Synonymsacquit, bear, behave, comport, conduct, deport


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)act, bear, carry, hold, move


Narrower (hyponym)assert, deal, fluster, pose, posture, put forward, walk around

14. carry (possession) have on hand


SamplesDo you carry kerosene heaters?.


Synonymsstock, stockpile


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)have, have got, hold

15. carry (creation) include as the content; broadcast or publicize


SamplesWe ran the ad three times.
This paper carries a restaurant review.
All major networks carried the press conference.


Synonymsrun


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, pass around, propagate, spread

16. carry (contact) propel,


SamplesCarry the ball.
Dribble the ball.


Synonymsdribble


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit


Domain categoryathletics, sport

17. carry (communication) pass on a communication


SamplesThe news was carried to every village in the province.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across


Verb groupcarry, transport

18. carry (stative) have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence


SamplesThis new washer carries a two year guarantee.
The loan carries a high interest rate.
This undertaking carries many dangers.
She carries her mother's genes.
These bonds carry warrants.
The restaurant carries an unusual name.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)feature, have


Verb groupcarry

19. carry (stative) be conveyed over a certain distance


SamplesHer voice carries very well in this big opera house.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)range


Verb groupcarry, channel, conduct, convey, impart, transmit

20. carry (stative) keep up with financial support


SamplesThe Federal Government carried the province for many years.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)keep, maintain, sustain


Verb groupcarry

21. carry (stative) have or possess something abstract


SamplesI 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.
I carry a lot of life insurance.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)have, have got, hold


Verb groupcarry, pack, take

22. carry (stative) be equipped with (a mast or sail)


SamplesThis boat can only carry a small sail.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)feature, have

23. carry (social) win approval or support for


SamplesCarry all before one.
His speech did not sway the voters.


Synonymspersuade, sway


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)act upon, influence, work


Verb groupcarry

24. carry (social) compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance


SamplesI resent having to carry her all the time.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)compensate, correct, counterbalance, even off, even out, even up, make up


Verb groupcarry

25. carry (social) take further or advance


SamplesCarry a cause.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)advance, boost, encourage, further, promote

26. carry (possession) have on the surface or on the skin


SamplesCarry scars.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bear

27. carry (possession) capture after a fight


SamplesThe troops carried the town after a brief fight.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)appropriate, capture, conquer, seize

28. carry (possession) transfer (entries) from one account book to another


Synonymspost


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)transfer


Verb groupcarry

29. carry (motion) transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication


SamplesPut down 5 and carry 2.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)shift, transfer


Verb groupcarry, post

30. carry (motion) pursue a line of scent or be a bearer


SamplesThe dog was taught to fetch and carry.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)follow

31. carry (creation) bear (a crop)


SamplesThis land does not carry olives.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)farm, grow, produce, raise


Verb groupcarry


Domain categoryagriculture, farming, husbandry

32. carry (contact) propel or give impetus to


SamplesThe sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)impel, propel


Verb groupcarry, transport

33. carry (consumption) drink alcohol without showing ill effects


SamplesHe can hold his liquor.
He had drunk more than he could carry.


Synonymshold


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)booze, drink, fuddle

34. carry (consumption) be able to feed


SamplesThis land will carry ten cows to the acre.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)nourish, nurture, sustain


Verb groupcarry


Domain categoryfarm animal, livestock, stock

35. carry (competition) have a certain range


SamplesThis rifle carries for 3,000 feet.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)feature, have


Verb groupcarry

36. carry (competition) cover a certain distance or advance beyond


SamplesThe drive carried to the green.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Verb groupcarry


Domain categorygolf, golf game

37. carry (competition) secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions)


SamplesThe motion carried easily.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)obtain


Verb groupcarry

38. carry (competition) be successful in


SamplesShe lost the game but carried the match.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)win


Verb groupcarry, carry

39. carry (communication) sing or play against other voices or parts


SamplesHe cannot carry a tune.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)do, execute, perform

40. carry (body) be pregnant with


SamplesShe is bearing his child.
The are expecting another child in January.
I am carrying his child.


Synonymsbear, expect, gestate, have a bun in the oven


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bear, birth, deliver, give birth, have


Entailconceive


Verb groupbear, birth, deliver, expect, give birth, have









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