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carry on


      vb   adv  
1    intr   to continue or persevere  
we must carry on in spite of our difficulties     
2    tr   to manage or conduct  
to carry on a business     
3    intr; often foll by: with  
Informal   to have an affair  
4    intr  
Informal   to cause a fuss or commotion  
5    Informal     (chiefly Brit)   a fuss or commotion  
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carry on

1    continue, endure, keep going, last, maintain, perpetuate, persevere, persist  
2    administer, manage, operate, run  
3      (informal)   create     (slang)   make a fuss, misbehave, raise Cain  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal
A pipe that carries water and pollutants after being used in houses and businesses.
someone who, most of the time, carries a device enabling him to capture his day-by-day experiences (such as a photo camera, mobile phone etc.)
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