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English definition of “carry-on”

carry-on

noun uk   /ˈkær.i.ɒn/ us    /ˈker.i.ɑːn/

carry-on noun (BEHAVIOUR)

[S] UK informal behaviour that shows you are annoyed, worried, not satisfied, or excited, usually more than the situation deserves: There was a real carry-on when Pat was found kissing Ashley.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters

carry-on noun (LUGGAGE)

[C] (plural carry-ons) mainly US a small case or bag that you take onto a plane with youBags in generalTravelling by aircraftAviationMovement through the air

carry-on

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈkær.i.ɒn/ us    /ˈker.i.ɑːn/ mainly US
relating to things that you take onto a plane with you: All carry-on luggage must be stored under your seat or in the overhead compartments.Containers for carrying personal possessionsAviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the air
(Definition of carry-on noun, adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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