Definition of cart verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    cart

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//kɑːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kɑːrt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cart
    BrE BrE//kɑːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kɑːrt//
     
    he / she / it carts
    BrE BrE//kɑːts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kɑːrts//
     
    past simple carted
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrtɪd//
     
    past participle carted
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrtɪd//
     
    -ing form carting
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1cart something (+ adv./prep.) to carry something in a cart or other vehicle The rubbish is then carted away for recycling.
  2. 2cart something + adv./prep. (informal) to carry something that is large, heavy or awkward in your hands We had to cart our luggage up six flights of stairs.
  3. 3cart somebody + adv./prep. (informal) to take somebody somewhere, especially with difficulty The demonstrators were carted off to the local police station.
  4. Word Origin Middle English: from Old Norse kartr, probably influenced by Anglo-Norman French and Old Northern French carete, diminutive of carre, based on Latin carrum, carrus, of Celtic origin.Extra examples Convicted criminals were carted about the streets. He was yelling and shouting as they carted him away. I was unconscious and had to be carted off to a hospital. The rubbish is carted away for recycling. They carted the logs back up to the house. We had to cart our bags up eight flights of stairs.
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