present participle of carry

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1 to support and take from one place to another
  • each camper must be able to carry his or her own backpack

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2 to wear or have on one's person
  • I always carry a camera with me so as to never miss a great shot

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3 to bring before the public in performance or exhibition
  • all of the television networks will carry the president's speech

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5 to hold up or serve as a foundation for
  • erected a trellis to carry the vine

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7 to manage the actions of (oneself) in a particular way
  • during that difficult time the grieving parents carried themselves with unfailing grace and dignity

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“Carrying.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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