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carry (sth) on

verb uk phrasal verb with carry   /ˈkær.i/ us    /ˈker-/
B1 to continue doing something, or to cause something to continue: Let's carry on this discussion at some other time. UK Carry on the good work! Sorry to interrupt, please carry on (with what you were saying). You just have to carry on as if nothing's happened. [+ -ing verb] Steve just carried on playing on his computer. Daphne is carrying on the family tradition by becoming a lawyer.
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in Chinese (Traditional) (使)繼續…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)继续…
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