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Definition 1: continue talking - [verb of communication]

Samples where carry on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `I know it's hard', he continued, `but there is no choice'
  • carry on--pretend we are not in the room

Synonyms for carry on in the sense of this definition

(carry on is a kind of ...) exchange thoughts; talk with

"We often talk business" "Actions talk louder than words"

(... is a kind of carry on ) proceed without interruption; in music or talk

"He segued into another discourse"

(... is a kind of carry on ) continue talking or writing in a desultory manner

"This novel rambles on and jogs"

Samples where carry on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You cannot conduct business like this

Synonyms for carry on in the sense of this definition

(carry on is a kind of ...) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

"I can deal with this crew of workers" "This blender can't handle nuts" "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

(... is a kind of carry on ) carry on illegal business activities involving crime

Samples where carry on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children acted up when they were not bored

Synonyms for carry on in the sense of this definition

(carry on is a kind of ...) behave badly

"The children misbehaved all morning"

Definition 4: keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last - [verb of stative]

Samples where carry on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • preserve the peace in the family
  • continue the family tradition
  • Carry on the old traditions

Synonyms for carry on in the sense of this definition

(carry on is a kind of ...) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., `keep clean'

"hold in place" "She always held herself as a lady" "The students keep me on my toes"

(... is a kind of carry on ) take up or begin anew

"We resumed the negotiations"

(... is a kind of carry on ) be persistent, refuse to stop

"he persisted to call me every night" "The child persisted and kept asking questions"

(... is a kind of carry on ) cause to continue or prevail

"perpetuate a myth"

(... is a kind of carry on ) lengthen or extend in duration or space

"We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible" "prolong the treatment of the patient" "keep up the good work"

(... is a kind of carry on ) preserve while making lifeless

"mummified ideas and institutions should be gotten rid of"

(carry on has a similar meaning as ...) move ahead; travel onward in time or space

"We proceeded towards Washington" "She continued in the direction of the hills" "We are moving ahead in time now"

(carry on has a similar meaning as ...) continue a certain state, condition, or activity

"Keep on working!" "We continued to work into the night" "Keep smiling" "We went on working until well past midnight"

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