carry over

verb

Definition of carry over

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to transfer (an amount) to the next column, page, or book relating to the same accountb :  to hold over (something, such as goods) for another time or season

  3. 2 :  to deduct (a loss or an unused credit) from taxable income of a later period

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another

First Known Use of carry over

1745

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