See parent entry: → carry
- 1 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (continue, maintain)(practice)1.2verb + adverb + object (conduct, pursue)
- 2verb + adverb 2.1 (continue) the strike could well carry on into the new yearla huelga podría seguir or continuar hasta entrado el año que vienecarry on, you were saying?continúa ¿qué estabas diciendo?to carry on
-ingseguir +they just carried on talking gerundsiguieron hablando como si tal cosato carry on withsomethingseguircarry on with what you're doing! conalgo¡sigue con lo que estás haciendo!I've got enough work to be carrying on withpor el momento tengo bastante trabajo2.2 (make a fuss) [colloquial]what a way to carry on!¡qué manera de hacer escándalo, por favor!there's no need to carry on about it!¡no hay necesidad de seguir dale que dale con el asunto! [colloquial]2.3 (have affair) [colloquial]they'd been carrying on for yearshacía años que tenían un enredo [colloquial]
- (British) [colloquial]lío (masculine) [colloquial]jaleo (masculine) [colloquial]follón (masculine) (Spain) [colloquial]Example sentences
- As a matter of publishing curiosity, did the legal carry-on do anything for the book's sales?
- Some of the neighbours were upset about the carry-on and bringing strangers around the place at that hour of the night.
- I thought he would be screaming the place down with all the carry-on in the Flower Hall, but he has slept through all the noise.
- I've read about a few kinky carryings-on in your column but have never seen what I am dealing with.
- The study of stardust, lust and rust picks up the story when the cameras stop rolling and the carrying-on begins in the lives of lecherous actors.
- (US)(before noun)
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