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car·​ry·​out ˈker-ē-ˌau̇t How to pronounce carryout (audio)
carryout adjective

carry out

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carried out; carrying out; carries out

transitive verb

: to bring to a successful issue : complete, accomplish
carried out the assignment
: to put into execution
carry out a plan
: to continue to an end or stopping point

Examples of carryout in a Sentence

Noun She works in a Chinese carryout. Verb carried out the task efficiently and cheerfully
Recent Examples on the Web
Good to know: This location is larger with 60 seats and a carryout window (online ordering for weekdays only, coming soon). Anna Spiegel, Axios, 9 July 2024 The offer is valid for all dine-in, carryout and online orders and while supplies last. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 21 June 2024
The President would have to deputize federal troops to carry out the job, because there wouldn’t be enough agents at the Department of Homeland Security to do it. Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, 15 July 2024 In the wake of the shooting that killed one spectator, investigators were hunting for any clues about what may have drove Thomas Matthew Crooks, of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, to carry out the shocking attack. Michael Biesecker, Fortune, 15 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for carryout 

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Word History

First Known Use


1940, in the meaning defined above


1608, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of carryout was in 1608

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Cite this Entry

“Carryout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

carry out

: to put into action or effect
carry out a plan
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