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Definition of carry on phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

carry on

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

carry on

(informal)
 
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to argue or complain noisily He was shouting and carrying on.

carry on (with something)

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carry somethingon

 
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 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 with the good work! carry on doing something He carried on peeling the potatoes.

carry on (with somebody)

(old-fashioned)
 
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to have a sexual relationship with someone when you should not His wife found out he'd been carrying on with another woman.
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