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English definition of “carry”

carry

verb [T usually + adv/prep] (DEVELOP)    /ˈkær.i/ US  /ˈker-/
to develop or continue something: Lenin carried Marx's ideas a stage further by putting them into practice. If we carry this argument to its logical conclusion, we realize that further investment is not a good idea. She carries tidiness to extremes/to its limits (= she is too tidy). We must end here, but we can carry today's discussion forward at our next meeting. He always carries his jokes too far (= he continues making jokes when he should have stopped).Making progress and advancingBecoming better
(Definition of carry verb (DEVELOP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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