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- (transitive) To hold while moving it out.
- We’ll have to carry the piano out of the shop.
- (transitive, idiomatic) To fulfill.
- She finally carried out her lifelong ambition when she appeared in a Hollywood blockbuster.
- 1922, Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
- The Boy was going to the seaside to-morrow. Everything was arranged, and now it only remained to carry out the doctor's orders.
- 2011, Phil McNulty, Euro 2012: Montenegro 2-2 England:
- Capello warned his players that caution was not an option as they went in search of the result that would take England to Euro 2012. And his message was carried out to the letter in the opening exchanges as England played with a tempo and threat Montenegro struggled to subdue.
- (transitive) To execute or perform; to put into operation.
- 1959 March, “The 2,500 h.p. electric locomotives for the Kent Coast electrification”, in Trains Illustrated, pages 124-125:
- The body design has been carried out to the requirements of the B.T.C. Design Panel in association with the Design Research Unit and its lines are described as "intentionally unelaborate".
To hold while moving something out.
To fulfill — See also translations at fulfill
To execute, perform
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
- carry in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- carry out in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.