First Known Use of carry-on
Synonymscarryall, carry-on, grip, handbag, holdall [chiefly British], portmanteau, suitcase, wallet
Related Wordsovernight bag (also overnight case), weekend bag (also weekend case), weekender; cosmetic case, traveling case; carpetbag, duffel bag, kit, kit bag; backpack, haversack, knapsack, packsack, rucksack; attaché, attaché case, briefcase, valise; baggage, bags, luggage
First Known Use of carry-on
Definition of carry on
- carry on research
- carried on the business
- chose to carry on despite the weather
- shocked at how he carries on
Examples of carry on in a Sentence
a toddler crying and carrying on in the store
she bravely carried on despite the loss of her husband
Recent Examples of carry on from the Web
Elio and Oliver carry on a heated summer romance, then part and meet 15 years later, when Oliver is married with a wife and kids.
As much as 8 million tons of cargo may be carried on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway by 2025, according to the Azeri government.
With the desire to liberate women of the burden that came with lugging around their handbag, Chanel wanted to design a bag that can be carried on the shoulder thus allowing women to use their hands freely.
Hyde had 28 yards on 13 carries on Sunday against the Redskins, and 11 yards on eight carries the previous week against Indianapolis.
But after Trump is gone, there will be plenty of crazies left to carry on the tradition.
Jackson had 39 of the Cardinals’ 70 carries on the season.
Volvo’s parallel hybrid mechanism adds roughly 500 pounds to the weight of the conventional XC60 T6; and much of this mass is carried on the front wheels.
If that was the case, making the device small enough to be turned into a warhead that could be carried on an ICBM would be technically difficult.
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First Known Use of carry on
carry on Synonyms
Synonymsact out, act up, misbehave
Related Wordsmisconduct; disobey, rebel; clown (around), cut up, fool around, horse around, kid (around); show off; roughhouse
Near Antonymsobey; acquit, act, bear, comport, conduct, demean, deport, quit; comply, conform; check, collect, compose, constrain, contain, control, curb, handle, inhibit, move, quiet, repress, restrain
CARRY-ON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of carry-on for English Language Learners
: small enough to be carried onto an airplane by a passenger
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