carry on

Definitions of carry on
  1. verb
    keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    Carry on the old traditions”
    synonyms: bear on, continue, preserve, uphold
    continue, go forward, proceed
    move ahead; travel onward in time or space
    continue, go along, go on, keep, proceed
    continue a certain state, condition, or activity
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    cease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit, stop
    put an end to a state or an activity
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    re-start, restart, resume
    take up or begin anew
    hang in, hang on, hold on, persevere, persist
    be persistent, refuse to stop
    cause to continue or prevail
    keep up, prolong, sustain
    lengthen or extend in duration or space
    preserve while making lifeless
    persist stubbornly
    ask for it, ask for trouble
    persist with actions or an attitude despite the probability that it will cause trouble
    plug, plug away
    persist in working hard
    follow, stick to, stick with
    keep to
    continue, keep, keep on, retain
    allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
    cause to continue indefinitely
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    hold, keep, maintain
    keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
  2. verb
    continue talking
    carry on--pretend we are not in the room”
    synonyms: continue, go on, proceed
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    proceed without interruption; in music or talk
    jog, ramble, ramble on
    continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
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    speak, talk
    exchange thoughts; talk with
  3. verb
    direct the course of; manage or control
    synonyms: conduct, deal
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    carry on illegal business activities involving crime
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    care, deal, handle, manage
    be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  4. verb
    misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way
    synonyms: act up
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