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"cart" in British English

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cartnoun [C]

uk   /kɑːt/  us   /kɑːrt/
a ​vehicle with either two or four ​wheels, ​pulled by a ​horse and used for ​carryinggoods: a horse and cart.B2 US (UK trolley) a ​smallvehicle with two or four ​wheels that you ​push or ​pull to ​transportlarge or ​heavyobjects on: a shopping cart Why will supermarket carts never ​move in the ​direction that you ​push them in? US (UK trolley) a ​table on four ​smallwheels with one or more ​shelves under it, used for ​servingfood or ​drinks: Betty ​almostran me over with her tea cart as I was ​walking into the ​office! Every 30 ​minutes or so the ​flightattendant would wheel the drinks cart down the ​aisle.

cartverb [T + adv/prep]

uk   /kɑːt/  us   /kɑːrt/
to take something or someone ​somewhere, ​especially using a lot of ​effort: We carted all the ​rubbish to the ​bottom of the ​garden and ​burned it. Council ​workers have carted away all the ​deadleaves that had ​collected at the ​side of the ​road.informal I've been carting (= ​carrying) these ​letters around with me all ​week, and I still haven't ​posted them.informal The ​drunks who had been ​sleeping in the ​park were carted off (= taken by ​force) to the ​policestation.
(Definition of cart from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cartnoun [C]

 us   /kɑrt/
a ​vehicle with either two or four ​wheels that is ​pushed by a ​person, or ​pulled by an ​animal, esp. a ​horse, and is used for ​carryinggoods A cart is also a ​shopping cart.
(Definition of cart from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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