Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb carry_on

4 senses of carry on

Sense 1
conduct, carry on, deal -- (direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct business like this")
       => manage, deal, care, handle -- (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")

Sense 2
continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve -- (keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions")
       => keep, maintain, hold -- (keep 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")

Sense 3
continue, go on, carry on, proceed -- (continue talking; "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room")
       => talk, speak -- (exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words")

Sense 4
act up, carry on -- (misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way; "The children acted up when they were not bored")
       => misbehave, misconduct, misdemean -- (behave badly; "The children misbehaved all morning")

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