carry on with


carry on with
   to have an extramarital sexual relationship with
   The 19th-century use implied no more than companionship or courtship:
    I carry on with him now and he likes me very much. (Mayhew, 1862)
   In modern use, of either sex, the relationship is explicit and often censurable:
    ... administered a public wigging to Princess Margaret when she was carrying on with that nancy-boy pop singer. {Private Eye, April 1981)

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  • carry on with somebody — ˌcarry ˈon (with sb) derived (old fashioned) to have a sexual relationship with sb when you should not • His wife found out he d been carrying on with another woman. Main entry: ↑carryderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • carry through (with something) — ˌcarry ˈthrough (on/with sth) derived (NAmE) to do what you have said you will do • He has proved he can carry through on his promises. Main entry: ↑carryderived …   Useful english dictionary

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  • carry through — (something) to complete something successfully. We ll need a qualified and experienced planner to carry through the study. Usage notes: often used in the form carry through with something or carry through on something: I think they lack the will… …   New idioms dictionary

  • carry — car|ry1 W1S1 [ˈkæri] v past tense and past participle carried present participle carrying third person singular carries ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(lift and take)¦ 2¦(vehicle/ship/plane)¦ 3¦(pipe/wire etc)¦ 4¦(move something)¦ 5¦(have with you)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • carry — car|ry1 [ keri ] verb *** ▸ 1 take someone/something somewhere ▸ 2 have goods for sale ▸ 3 spread disease ▸ 4 always have a feeling ▸ 5 publish/broadcast something ▸ 6 have a guarantee ▸ 7 win election ▸ 8 do someone else s work ▸ 9 lead to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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