What does ‘carry’ mean?

The word ‘carry’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to support the weight of something.​​​​

For example:

  • Can you carry my shopping bag? (support the weight of)

Carry is a regular verb. The past tense and past participle is carried.

phrasal verbs with carry

Phrasal verbs with ‘carry’ include:

  • Carry forward (transfer)​
  • Carry off (lift away, achieve)
  • Carry on with (continue, have an affair)
  • Carry out (perform)
  • Carry over (lift something, transfer to another period)
  • Carry through (complete successfully)
phrasal verbs with carry

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘carry’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with carry - carry forward
phrasal verbs with carry - carry off
phrasal verbs with carry - carry on (with)
phrasal verbs with carry - carry out
phrasal verbs with carry - carry over
phrasal verbs with carry - carry through

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with carry below.