Definition of carry on phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


carry on

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1  (especially British English) to continue moving Carry on until you get to the junction, then turn left.
  2. 2(informal) to argue or complain noisily He was shouting and carrying on. related noun carry-on

carry on (with something)


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

carry on (with somebody)

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