Translation of "carry" - English-Spanish 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.

B1 to have something with you all the time

She still carries his photo in her wallet.

to move someone or something from one place to another

The plane was carrying 30 passengers.

to have a disease that you might give to someone else

ser portador de
Mosquitoes carry malaria and other infectious diseases.

to support the weight of something

Is the ice thick enough to carry my weight?

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

We don’t carry that brand of jeans.

(Translation of “carry” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈkӕri/ (past tense, past participle carried)

to take from one place etc to another

llevar, transportar
She carried the child over the river
Flies carry disease.

to go from one place to another

Sound carries better over water.

to support

These stone columns carry the weight of the whole building.

to have or hold

This job carries great responsibility.

to approve (a bill etc) by a majority of votes

The parliamentary bill was carried by forty-two votes.

to hold (oneself) in a certain way

He carries himself like a soldier.
carry-all noun

(American) a hold-all

bolsa de viaje
We stuffed our clothes in a carry-all.
carrycot noun

(British ) a small bed, like a basket, with handles for carrying a baby; portacrib(American)

capazo (de bebé)
The baby was asleep in her carrycot.
carry-out noun

(American ) food which you take away from a restaurant to eat somewhere else; takeaway(British)

Comida para Llevar
We decided to get a carry-out
(also adjective) a carry-out pizza.
be/get carried away

to be overcome by one’s feelings

dejarse llevar
She was/got carried away by the excitement.
carry forward phrasal verb

(mathematics) to add on (a number from one column of figures to the next)

llevar a la columna siguiente
I forgot to carry the 2 forward.
carry off phrasal verb

to take away by carrying

She carried off the screaming child.
carry on phrasal verb

to continue

continuar, proseguir
You must carry on working
Carry on with your work.

to manage (a business etc)

He carries on a business as a grocer.
carry-on /ˈkari-on/ noun

(British, informal) a fuss; excited behaviour/behavior.

lío, jaleo, follón
There was a bit of a carry-on when two of the men in the bar started arguing with each other.
carry-on /ˈkari-on/ adjective

(of bags or cases) that passengers can carry with them on board a plane

(bolsa) de mano
Passengers are allowed one item of carry-on luggage.
carry out phrasal verb

to accomplish

llevar a cabo
He carried out the plan.
carry weight

to have influence

contar, tener peso, tener influencia
His opinion carries a lot of weight around here.

(Translation of “carry” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)