Definition of carrot
- The company offered a carrot in the form of additional vacation time to workers who met their deadlines.
She chopped some carrots for the soup.
He added some grated carrot to the soup.
The company offered a carrot in the form of additional vacation time to workers who met their deadlines.
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First Known Use: 1533See Words from the same year
: the long orange root of a plant that is eaten as a vegetable
: something that is offered as a reward or advantage to persuade a person to do something
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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