carry on the tradition

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of carry on the tradition

:to continue doing something that has been done by the people in a particular group, family, society, etc., for a long time
  • My dad and granddad were both carpenters, and my brother is carrying on the tradition.

Word by Word Definitions

carry play
  1. : to move while supporting : transport

  2. : to convey by direct communication

  3. : conduct, escort

  1. : carrying power

  2. : portage

  3. : the act or method of carrying

tradition play
  1. : an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (such as a religious practice or a social custom)

  2. : a belief or story or a body of beliefs or stories relating to the past that are commonly accepted as historical though not verifiable

  3. : the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction


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