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carrying-on

Syllabification: car·ry·ing-on
Pronunciation: /ˌkerēiNGˈän
 
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Definition of carrying-on in English:

noun (plural carryings-on /ˌkerēiNGzˈän/)

1Excited or overwrought behavior: I’m fed up with your incessant carrying-on
More example sentences
  • 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.

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