Definition of carrying-on in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkerēiNGˈän/

noun (plural carryings-on /ˌkerēiNGzˈän/ //)

1Excited or overwrought behavior: I’m fed up with your incessant carrying-on
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  • Not content with his usual carryings-on, today I couldn't shift him out of the house without this multi coloured encumbrance.
  • We can see them openly drinking and carrying-on.
  • The fact that the party, together with the media, regards this sort of carrying-on as significant, speaks volumes for how desperate they are to gather evidence against their leader.
1.1Salacious, improper, or immoral behavior: the couple’s public carrying-on embarrassed passersby

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Syllabification: car·ry·ing-on

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