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carry-on

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noun car·ry-on \ ˈka-rē-ˌȯn , ˈker-ē- , -ˌän \

Definition of carry-on

1 British :carrying-on
2 :a piece of luggage suitable for being carried aboard an airplane by a passenger

First Known Use of carry-on

1890


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carry-on

adjective

Definition of carry-on

:carried or suitable for being carried aboard
  • carry-on baggage

First Known Use of carry-on

1967


carry on

verb

Definition of carry on

transitive verb
:to continue doing, pursuing, or operating
  • carry on research
  • carried on the business
intransitive verb
1 :to continue especially in spite of hindrance or discouragement
  • chose to carry on despite the weather
2 :to behave or speak in a foolish, excited, or improper manner
  • shocked at how he carries on

Examples of carry on in a Sentence

  1. a toddler crying and carrying on in the store

  2. she bravely carried on despite the loss of her husband

First Known Use of carry on

1600


CARRY-ON Defined for English Language Learners

carry-on

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noun

Definition of carry-on for English Language Learners

  • : a small piece of luggage that a passenger can carry onto an airplane

  • : a moment of excitement or silly behavior


carry-on

adjective

Definition of carry-on for English Language Learners

  • : small enough to be carried onto an airplane by a passenger



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