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 for carry
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carry \Car"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Carried; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Carrying.] [OF. carier, charier, F. carrier, to cart, from
     OF. car, char, F. car, car. See Car.]
     1. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to
        another; to bear; -- often with away or off.
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              When he dieth he shall carry nothing away. --Ps.
                                                    xiix. 17.
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              Devout men carried Stephen to his burial. --Acts
                                                    viii, 2.
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              Another carried the intelligence to Russell.
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              The sound will be carried, at the least, twenty
              miles.                                --Bacon.
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     2. To have or hold as a burden, while moving from place to
        place; to have upon or about one's person; to bear; as, to
        carry a wound; to carry an unborn child.
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              If the ideas . . . were carried along with us in our
              minds.                                --Locke.
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     3. To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead
        or guide.
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              Go, carry Sir John Falstaff to the Fleet. --Shak.
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              He carried away all his cattle.       --Gen. xxxi.
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              Passion and revenge will carry them too far.
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     4. To transfer from one place (as a country, book, or column)
        to another; as, to carry the war from Greece into Asia; to
        carry an account to the ledger; to carry a number in
        adding figures.
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     5. To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to
        carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten
        miles farther.
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     6. To bear or uphold successfully through conflict, as a
        leader or principle; hence, to succeed in, as in a
        contest; to bring to a successful issue; to win; as, to
        carry an election. "The greater part carries it." --Shak.
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              The carrying of our main point.       --Addison.
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     7. To get possession of by force; to capture.
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              The town would have been carried in the end.
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     8. To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of; to show or
        exhibit; to imply.
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              He thought it carried something of argument in it.
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              It carries too great an imputation of ignorance.
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     9. To bear (one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; --
        with the reflexive pronouns.
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              He carried himself so insolently in the house, and
              out of the house, to all persons, that he became
              odious.                               --Clarendon.
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     10. To bear the charges or burden of holding or having, as
         stocks, merchandise, etc., from one time to another; as,
         a merchant is carrying a large stock; a farm carries a
         mortgage; a broker carries stock for a customer; to carry
         a life insurance.
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     Carry arms (Mil. Drill), a command of the Manual of Arms
        directing the soldier to hold his piece in the right hand,
        the barrel resting against the hollow of the shoulder in a
        nearly perpendicular position. In this position the
        soldier is said to stand, and the musket to be held, at
     To carry all before one, to overcome all obstacles; to have
        uninterrupted success.
     To carry arms
         (a) To bear weapons.
         (b) To serve as a soldier.
     To carry away.
         (a) (Naut.) to break off; to lose; as, to carry away a
         (b) To take possession of the mind; to charm; to delude;
             as, to be carried by music, or by temptation.
     To carry coals, to bear indignities tamely, a phrase used
        by early dramatists, perhaps from the mean nature of the
        occupation. --Halliwell.
     To carry coals to Newcastle, to take things to a place
        where they already abound; to lose one's labor.
     To carry off
         (a) To remove to a distance.
         (b) To bear away as from the power or grasp of others.
         (c) To remove from life; as, the plague carried off
     To carry on
         (a) To carry farther; to advance, or help forward; to
             continue; as, to carry on a design.
         (b) To manage, conduct, or prosecute; as, to carry on
             husbandry or trade.
     To carry out.
         (a) To bear from within.
         (b) To put into execution; to bring to a successful
         (c) To sustain to the end; to continue to the end.
     To carry through.
         (a) To convey through the midst of.
         (b) To support to the end; to sustain, or keep from
             falling, or being subdued. "Grace will carry us . . .
             through all difficulties." --Hammond.
         (c) To complete; to bring to a successful issue; to
     To carry up, to convey or extend in an upward course or
        direction; to build.
     To carry weight.
         (a) To be handicapped; to have an extra burden, as when
             one rides or runs. "He carries weight, he rides a
             race" --Cowper.
         (b) To have influence.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carry \Car"ry\, v. i.
     1. To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and
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     2. To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar
        carries well.
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     3. To hold the head; -- said of a horse; as, to carry well i.
        e., to hold the head high, with arching neck.
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     4. (Hunting) To have earth or frost stick to the feet when
        running, as a hare. --Johnson.
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     To carry on, to behave in a wild, rude, or romping manner.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carry \Car"ry\, n.; pl. Carries.
     A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried
     between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a
     portage. [U.S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of carrying something
      v 1: move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's
           hands or on one's body; "You must carry your camping gear";
           "carry the suitcases to the car"; "This train is carrying
           nuclear waste"; "These pipes carry waste water into the
           river" [syn: transport, carry]
      2: have with oneself; have on one's person; "She always takes an
         umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun when she
         goes into the mountains" [syn: carry, pack, take]
      3: transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound
         carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound";
         "Many metals conduct heat" [syn: impart, conduct,
         transmit, convey, carry, channel]
      4: serve as a means for expressing something; "The painting of
         Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot of
         anger" [syn: carry, convey, express]
      5: bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or
         responsibility of; "His efforts carried the entire project";
         "How many credits is this student carrying?"; "We carry a
         very large mortgage"
      6: support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head
         high"; "He carried himself upright" [syn: hold, carry,
      7: contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The
         canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water" [syn:
         hold, bear, carry, contain]
      8: extend to a certain degree; "carry too far"; "She carries her
         ideas to the extreme"
      9: continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the
         neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote
         mountain provinces" [syn: carry, extend]
      10: be necessarily associated with or result in or involve;
          "This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"
      11: win in an election; "The senator carried his home state"
      12: include, as on a list; "How many people are carried on the
      13: behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he
          bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well
          during these difficult times" [syn: behave, acquit,
          bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry]
      14: have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene heaters?" [syn:
          stock, carry, stockpile]
      15: include as the content; broadcast or publicize; "We ran the
          ad three times"; "This paper carries a restaurant review";
          "All major networks carried the press conference" [syn:
          carry, run]
      16: propel, "Carry the ball"; "dribble the ball" [syn:
          dribble, carry]
      17: pass on a communication; "The news was carried to every
          village in the province"
      18: have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a
          consequence; "This new washer carries a two year guarantee";
          "The loan carries a high interest rate"; "this undertaking
          carries many dangers"; "She carries her mother's genes";
          "These bonds carry warrants"; "The restaurant carries an
          unusual name"
      19: be conveyed over a certain distance; "Her voice carries very
          well in this big opera house"
      20: keep up with financial support; "The Federal Government
          carried the province for many years"
      21: have or possess something abstract; "I carry her image in my
          mind's eye"; "I will carry the secret to my grave"; "I carry
          these thoughts in the back of my head"; "I carry a lot of
          life insurance"
      22: be equipped with (a mast or sail); "This boat can only carry
          a small sail"
      23: win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His
          speech did not sway the voters" [syn: carry, persuade,
      24: compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own
          performance; "I resent having to carry her all the time"
      25: take further or advance; "carry a cause"
      26: have on the surface or on the skin; "carry scars"
      27: capture after a fight; "The troops carried the town after a
          brief fight"
      28: transfer (entries) from one account book to another [syn:
          post, carry]
      29: transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column
          or unit's place before or after, in addition or
          multiplication; "put down 5 and carry 2"
      30: pursue a line of scent or be a bearer; "the dog was taught
          to fetch and carry"
      31: bear (a crop); "this land does not carry olives"
      32: propel or give impetus to; "The sudden gust of air propelled
          the ball to the other side of the fence"
      33: drink alcohol without showing ill effects; "He can hold his
          liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry" [syn:
          carry, hold]
      34: be able to feed; "This land will carry ten cows to the acre"
      35: have a certain range; "This rifle carries for 3,000 feet"
      36: cover a certain distance or advance beyond; "The drive
          carried to the green"
      37: secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions); "The
          motion carried easily"
      38: be successful in; "She lost the game but carried the match"
      39: sing or play against other voices or parts; "He cannot carry
          a tune"
      40: be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are
          expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his
          child" [syn: have a bun in the oven, bear, carry,
          gestate, expect]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  298 Moby Thesaurus words for "carry":
     accept, accomplish, acquit, act, act up, adopt, affiliate,
     afford support, air express, airfreight, airlift, announce,
     approve, asportation, attend, back, back up, balance,
     balance the books, be gravid, be in, be knocked up, be pregnant,
     be with child, bear, bear the palm, bear up, bearing, bolster,
     bolster up, book, brace, breed, bring, bring off, broadcast, brood,
     buck, buoy up, buttress, capitalize, capture, carry away, carry it,
     carry off, carry on, carry out, carry over, carry the day,
     carry young, carrying, cart, cartage, cast up accounts, channel,
     chaperon, charge off, close out, close the books, come out first,
     communicate, companion, company, compass, complete, comport,
     conclude, conduct, consort with, continue, convey, conveyance,
     convoy, cover, cradle, credit, crutch, cushion, deal in, debit,
     decide, delight, demean, deport, determine, diapason, display,
     disport, dispose, disseminate, do, docket, drag, drayage, drive,
     effect, embrace, encompass, engage, enlist, enrapture, enter,
     entrust, environ, escort, espouse, excite, execute, expressage,
     extend, extend credit, ferriage, ferry, fetch, finance,
     finish in front, fluke, fly, fool around, freight, freightage,
     funnel, gain, gain the day, gamut, gestate, get, get to do, give,
     give credit, give support, give tick, go, go in for, go on, go out,
     handle, hatch, haulage, hauling, have, hold, hold up, hump, impel,
     implement, impress, incline, incubate, induce, influence, inspire,
     interest in, job, journalize, keep, keep afloat, keep at,
     keep books, keep on, keep up, kidnap, kill, lead, lend support,
     lie, lift, lighterage, log, lug, lugging, lure, mainstay, maintain,
     make a killing, make an entry, manage, manhandle, market,
     merchandise, minute, misbehave, move, nick, note, offer, operate,
     pack, packing, pass, perform, persevere, persist, pillow, pinch,
     pipe, play up, portage, porterage, possess, post, post up, present,
     proceed, procure, prompt, prop, purloin, quit, radius,
     railway express, range, ratify, reach, reach out, read, register,
     reinforce, release, remove, report, retail, run, scale, schlep,
     scope, secure, sell, sell on credit, send, set, shift, shipment,
     shipping, shore, shore up, shoulder, siphon, sit, span, spectrum,
     spread, stay, stock, straddle, stretch, stretch out, strike,
     strike a balance, subsidize, subvention, succeed, support,
     surround, sustain, sway, sweep, take, take in, take the cake,
     take up, telpherage, tempt, thrust out, tote, toting, touch,
     trade in, traffic in, traject, transfer, transmit, transport,
     transportation, transshipment, truckage, trust, underbrace,
     undergird, underlie, underpin, underset, upbear, uphold, upkeep,
     waft, waftage, wagonage, whisk, wholesale, win, win out,
     win the battle, win the laurels, win the palm, win the prize,
     win through, wing

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