Translation of "carry" - English-Italian dictionary


verb uk /ˈkær·i/ us /ˈkær·i/ present participle carrying, past tense and past participle carried

A1 to hold something or someone with your hands or on your back and take them or it somewhere

He was carrying my bags. Stava portando le mie borse.

B1 to have something with you all the time

avere con sé, portare
She still carries his photo in her wallet. Porta sempre con sé la sua foto nel portafoglio.

to move someone or something from one place to another

The plane was carrying 30 passengers. L’aereo trasportava 30 passeggeri.

to have a disease that you might give to someone else

essere portatore di
Mosquitoes carry malaria and other infectious diseases. Le zanzare sono portatrici di malaria e di altre malattie infettive.

to support the weight of something

portare, sopportare
Is the ice thick enough to carry my weight? Il ghiaccio è spesso abbastanza da sostenere il mio peso?

US If a store carries something, people can buy it there.

tenere, vendere
We don’t carry that brand of jeans. Non teniamo quella marca di jeans.

(Translation of “carry” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)