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English definition of “carry on”

carry on

(HAVE SEX) old-fashioned informal phrasal verb with carry     /ˈkær.i/ US  /ˈker-/ verb
to have a sexual relationship : Is it true that Rachel and Marcus have been carrying on (with each other) ?Sexual intercourse
(Definition of carry on (HAVE SEX) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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