- 1 (especially British English) to continue moving Carry on until you get to the junction, then turn left.
- 2(informal) to argue or complain noisily He was shouting and carrying on. related noun carry-on
to continue doing something Carry on with your work while I'm away. After he left I just tried to carry on as normal (= do the things I usually do). Carry on the good work! carry on doing something He carried on peeling the potatoes.