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Verb: carry on
  1. Direct the course of; manage or control
    "You cannot carry on business like this";
    - conduct, deal
     
  2. Keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    "Carry on the old traditions";
    - continue, uphold, bear on, preserve
     
  3. Keep talking; follow up
    "please carry on";
    - continue, go on, proceed
     
  4. Misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way
    "The children carried on when they were not bored";
    - act up
Noun: carry-on  'ker-ee'ón [N. Amer], 'ka-ree'ón [Brit]
Usage: Brit
  1. A disorderly outburst or tumult
    "they were amazed by the furious carry-on they had caused";
    - disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle
     
  2. Odd or suspicious happenings or behaviour
    - carryings-on [Brit], goings-on

Derived forms: carry-ons, carried on, carrying on, carries on

Type of: care, deal, disorder, handle, hold, keep, maintain, manage, misbehave, misconduct, misdemean, speak, talk

Encyclopedia: Carry on

Carry-on