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carry sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with carry   /ˈkær.i/ us    /ˈker-/
B1 to do or complete something, especially that you have said you would do or that you have been told to do: Dr Carter is carrying out research on early Christian art. The hospital is carrying out tests to find out what's wrong with her. Our soldiers carried out a successful attack last night. It is hoped that the kidnappers will not carry out their threat to kill the hostages. Don't blame me, I'm only carrying out my orders/instructions.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 執行,貫徹,落實,完成…
in Chinese (Simplified) 执行,贯彻,落实,完成…
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