March 3rd, 2012 in Vocabulary
Carry can mean ‘keep the head or body in a certain way’.
He carries himself like a warrior.
How well he carries his head!
To carry one’s point
To carry one’s point is to get people to agree that it is right.
You can’t help but admire his ability to carry his point.
She is quite capable of carrying her point.
He couldn’t carry his point.
The speaker failed to carry his listeners with him. (= The speaker failed to get their support.)
To carry everything before one (= succeed in everything)
It was her day. She literally carried everything before her.
Carry away: cause to lose self-control
He was carried away by anger.
His enthusiasm carried him away.
Carry off: take without permission or by force
Carry on: conduct, manage, continue
Carry on business as usual
To carry on business as usual is to employ oneself as usual.
Carry on a conversation with
Carry something through: bring to a successful end
Though there were problems, we managed to carry the conference through.
Carry out: get done, give effect to
He asked me to carry out his instructions.