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Heavily occupied, or busily involved in an important activity
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Present participle for to bring something aboard something, such as luggage on a plane or train
“Investigators are studying all liquid explosives to determine whether passengers will be allowed to carry on items such as water and toothpaste.”
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Present participle for to remain a specified state, especially in the face of difficulty or challenges
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“How am I supposed to live without you? How am I supposed to carry on? When all that I've been living for is gone.”
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Present participle for to continue an activity or task
“Don't mind me. You just carry on as if I'm not here.”
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Present participle for to manage or organize the operations of
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“If a company, for instance, carrying on a cotton-mill, should be found unable to carry on its affairs satisfactorily, it may be made bankrupt, and the mill sold.”
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Present participle for to behave in a specified way
“If they carry on like this, they will create another class that will not be able to support itself in old age.”
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Present participle for to behave in an overemotional way
“If this is how some people behave in public, Heaven only knows how they carry on in their own homes.”
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Present participle for to complain, especially emotionally and at length
“The indignant teacher had called Sheriff Brimley to report and carry on about the dastardly deed done to her.”
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Present participle for to be engaged in a love affair, typically one of which the speaker disapproves
“So I've got to be fat and ugly while you get thin and carry on with your secretary.”
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Present participle for to remain in existence or active
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Present participle for to act or behave in an inappropriate, improper, incorrect, or unexpected manner
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Keeping the ball rolling
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Present participle for endure
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Present participle for to remain in a given situation or state
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Present participle for to keep a particular state constant or consistent
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Present participle for assume the leading role
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Present participle for to carry on (a war or campaign)
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Present participle for to draw attention to oneself, especially by behaving hysterically in public
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Present participle for fool around
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Present participle for to extend or make longer
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Present participle for to talk at length in a rambling manner
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Present participle for begin or start again
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Present participle for to withstand continued use or life in a specified way
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Present participle for to exert oneself for a particular purpose
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Present participle for to prance, said of mounts
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Present participle for continue to live after the death of
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Present participle for to begin again or continue after a pause or interruption
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Present participle for to move or proceed further along a path or course
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Present participle for enjoy oneself or celebrate in a noisy or boisterous way
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Present participle for to feel deep sadness, distress or anguish
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Present participle for to move or proceed very slowly
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Present participle for to carry out a role or penalty
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Present participle for to say as a further remark
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Present participle for speak or shout at length in an angry, impassioned way
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Present participle for to caress, touch up, pet or make love
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Present participle for to take action or do something
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Present participle for to be stirred up with anger
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Present participle for to do, carry through, conduct, or perform some action
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Present participle for to feel anguish or distress
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The act of resuming or starting something again
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The action of carrying something on over time or the state of being carried on
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Love affair
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A situation or series of events, typically a scandalous or discreditable one
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The capacity or potential for achieving results
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An affair between a married person and a person who is not their spouse
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Senseless or absurd language, behavior, or ideas
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A fuss or commotion
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Mischievous or deceitful behaviour
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Lack of good sense or judgement
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A public display of emotion or anger
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Adjective
Persisting forever or for an extended period of time
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Adjective
Lasting or extending for a great period of time
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