Phrasal Verbs with “Carry”


carry on : continue

  • I really want to carry on working here but the salary is not very good.

carry out : accomplish, make

  • It’s really important to carry out this project.
  • Despite the difficulties, doctors had to carry out a surgery to remove the tumor.

carry off : take away (by force)

  • The thieves carried off with hundreds of thousands in cash and jewelry.
  • Our athletes carried off two gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals in the European Games.

(get) carried away : lose control after being distracted (passive)

  • I only wanted to check my messages but got carried away and spent two hours on my phone.

carry through : complete, bring out of difficulties

  • I believe Suzan will carry through this idea.
  • The new minister is quite determined to carry through the reforms that he has promised.
  • The new CEO was quite capable of carrying the company through these difficult times.

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