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English definition of “carry”

carry

verb [T] (SUPPORT WEIGHT)   /ˈkær·i/
to support the weight of something: The weight of the roof is carried by steel beams.
(Definition of carry verb (SUPPORT WEIGHT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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