Definition of Carry out

1. Verb. Put in effect. "He actioned the operation"

2. Verb. Pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue. "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"

Definition of Carry out

1. Verb. (transitive) To hold while moving something out. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To fulfill. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carry Out

carry-the can
carry a lot of weight
carry a torch for
carry a tune
carry away
carry back
carry coals to Newcastle
carry forward
carry off
carry one's heart on one's sleeve
carry one's heart upon one's sleeve
carry one's own weight
carry one's weight
carry oneself
carry out (current term)
carry over
carry someone's water
carry the bat
carry the can
carry the message to Garcia
carry through
carry to term
carry water for
carry weight

Literary usage of Carry out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"... and put the citizens BC 423. to the sword ; and, while abstaining from hostilities elsewhere, they prepared to carry out their intentions. ..."

2. Statutes and Statutory Construction: Including a Discussion of Legislative by Jabez Gridley Sutherland (1904)
"Words enlarged or restricted to carry out intent.— Numerous cases have already been cited to the general proposition that the words of a statute will be ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Adrian's pontificate was too short to enable him to carry out any of the proposed reforms. His successor, Clement VII, appointed Campeggio to the See of ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"... with medical schools, the object being that demonstrations may be given which it would be extremely difficult or impossible to carry out elsewhere. ..."

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