Definition of “carry (sth) on” - English Dictionary

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“carry (sth) on” in British English

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carry (sth) on

phrasal verb with carry uk /ˈkær.i/ us /ˈker.i/ verb

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.

More examples

  • He'll finish up dead if he carries on drinking like that!
  • Let's carry on with what we agreed for now.
  • She'll find herself with no friends at all if she carries on behaving like this.
  • Carry on with your work
  • I'll just carry on till I've got the job finished.

(Definition of “carry (sth) on” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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