- 1Continue an activity or task: carry on with what you were doingMore example sentences
continue, keep (on), go on; persist in, persevere in, stick with/at
- With progression of the disease certain adaptations will probably have to be made in order to carry on with day-to-day activities.
- We will carry on with the task of building a modern, efficient and collegial university - regardless of irrational rantings.
- The vast majority of people rush inside and carry on with their day's activities.
- 1.1chiefly British Continue to move in the same direction: I knew I was going the wrong way, but I just carried onMore example sentences
- I can safely say that this black dog paid no attention me and simply carried on in the direction it was travelling without even looking at the car.
- The bike stopped dead but he carried on moving - flying through the air.
- On reaching the pedestrian area three dismounted and one carried on regardless making shoppers move out of her way.
- 2 • informal Behave, especially speak, in an excited or bad-tempered way: she carries on about television programmingMore example sentences
- If this is how some people behave in public, Heaven only knows how they carry on in their own homes.
- She's always laughing and carrying on and making a fool out of someone.
- I really felt like shouting, ‘Don't encourage him - he will just do it more,’ but they did scream and he continued to carry on.
- 3 • informal Be engaged in a love affair, typically one of which the speaker disapproves: she was carrying on with young AdamMore example sentences
have an affair, commit adultery, have a fling, play around, mess around, fool around
- I thought it was disrespectful to Madeline who would have disapproved of him carrying on with another woman and worse - not being ashamed of it.
- He was banished from TV for life for carrying on with a woman not his wife.
- She was also secure enough in her sexuality by the age of 13 to be carrying on with her schoolteacher's wife.
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