:to move while supporting :transport
- her legs refused to carry her further
- —Ellen Glasgow
:to convey by direct communication
- carry tales about a friend
:to influence by mental or emotional appeal :sway
- She intended the play to carry audiences toward a sense of peace and understanding.
:to get possession or control of :capture
:to transfer from one place (such as a column) to another
:to contain and direct the course of
- The drain carries sewage.
- Cables carry electricity to homes.
:to wear or have on one's person
- Police officers carry guns.
:to bear upon or within one
- is carrying an unborn child
:to harbor (a pathogen) within the body
:to possess a specified gene;
:to possess one copy of a specified recessive gene and be capable of transmitting it to offspring
- parents carrying genes for cystic fibrosis
:to have or bear especially as a mark, attribute, or property
:to hold or comport (oneself, one's person, etc.) in a specified manner
- always carries herself with dignity and grace
:to sustain the weight or burden of
- is carrying a full course load
:to sing with reasonable correctness of pitch
:to keep in stock for sale
- The store carries a good selection of wines.
:to provide sustenance for
- land carrying 10 head of cattle
:to have or maintain on a list or record
- carry a person on a payroll
- carried six guards on the team
:to be chiefly or solely responsible for the success, effectiveness, or continuation of
- a player capable of carrying a team
- Her performance carried the play.
:to prolong or maintain in space, time, or degree
- carry a principle too far
- carry the wall above the eaves
- carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning
:to gain victory for;
:to secure the adoption or passage of
- The bill was carried in the Senate by a vote of 75–25.
:to win a majority or plurality of votes in (something, such as a legislative body or a state)
- The bill carried the Senate by a vote of 75–25.
:to present for public use or consumption
- Newspapers carry weather reports.
- Channel nine will carry the game.
:to bear the charges of holding or having (stocks, merchandise, etc.) from one time to another
:to keep on one's books as a debtor
- A merchant carries a customer.
:to hold to and follow after
- The dog could not carry the scent.
:to hoist and maintain (a sail) in use
:to pass over (something, such as a hazard) at a single stroke in golf
:to propel and control (a puck or ball) along a playing surface
:to reach or penetrate to a distance
- Fly balls don't carry well in cold air.
:to convey itself to a reader or audience
:to undergo or admit of carriage in a specified way
- a load that carries easily
of a hunting dog
:to keep and follow the scent
:to win adoption
- The motion carried by a vote of 71–25.
carry a torch
carry the torch
:to be in love especially without reciprocation :cherish a longing or devotion
- still carrying a torch for a former lover
carry the ball
:to perform or assume the chief role :bear the major portion of work or responsibility
- No one else is available to make the arrangements, so it's up to you to carry the ball.
carry the day
- Truth and justice will carry the day.