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Meaning of CARRY ON

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [v]  continue with one's activities; "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
  2. [v]  direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct business like this"
  3. [v]  misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way; "The children acted up when they were not bored"
  4. [v]  keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
 
 Synonyms: act up, bear on, conduct, continue, continue, deal, go on, preserve, proceed, uphold
 
 Antonyms: cease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit, stop
 
 See Also: care, handle, hang in, hang on, hold, hold on, jog, keep up, maintain, manage, misbehave, misconduct, misdemean, mummify, perpetuate, persevere, persist, prolong, racketeer, ramble, ramble on, restart, resume, segue, speak, sustain, talk

 

 

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 Related Terms: abide, act up, antic, assault, attack, barbarize, batter, be enthusiastic, be livid, be patient, be pissed, be responsible for, bear with composure, behave ill, bide, bluster, boil, browned off, brutalize, bubble over, burn, butcher, call the signals, caper, captain, caracole, carry on over, carry out, carry through, cavort, cease not, chafe, command, conduct, continue, continue to be, control, curvet, cut a dido, cut capers, cut up, cut up rough, dance, deal with, defeat time, defy time, destroy, direct, disport, do, drag on, drive, dwell, effervesce, employ, endure, engage in, engineer, enthuse, exercise, exist, extend, flounce, follow, fool around, forbear, fret, frisk, frolic, fume, gambol, get into mischief, go along, go in for, go on, go on over, govern, gush, gush over, hammer, handle, hang on, have a conniption, head, head up, hell around, hold, hold on, hold out, hold steady, horse, horse around, horseplay, jog on, keep, keep at, keep at it, keep busy, keep driving, keep going, keep moving, keep on, keep trying, keep up, last, last long, last out, lay waste, lead, lead on, linger, live, live on, live through, loot, maffick, maintain, make go, make much of, make the rules, manage, maneuver, manipulate, mastermind, maul, misbehave, misdemean, mug, never cease, not accept compromise, officer, operate, ordain, order, peg away, perdure, perennate, perform on, persevere, persist, pillage, pilot, pissed off, play, play the fool, plug away, practice, prescribe, prevail, prosecute, pull the strings, pursue, quarterback, rage, raise Cain, raise hell, raise sand, raise the deuce, raise the devil, raise the roof, ramp, rampage, rant, rant and rave, rape, rave, rave about, regulate, remain, rhapsodize, riot, roar, rollick, romp, roughhouse, ruin, run, run on, sack, savage, see to, seethe, simmer, sizzle, skip, skipper, slaughter, slog on, smoke, smolder, sow chaos, specialize in, sport, stagger on, stand, stay, stay on, steer, stew, storm, subsist, survive, sustain, tackle, take care of, take command, take on, take on over, take the lead, take to, take up, tarry, tear, tear around, terrorize, throw a fit, tide over, trip, undertake, use, vandalize, violate, wage, wait, wait it out, wear, wear well, whoop it up, work, work at, wreck
 

 

 

 

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