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carry on

Meaning: to continue doing something

Synonym: go on, keep going

For example:

  • carry on During the football match Rafael hurt his leg. He tried to carry on, but it soon got worse so he had to go off.

  • carry on with sth Before the teacher left the classroom, she told her students to carry on with their work.

  • carry on doing sth It started to rain but Gillian and her golfing partners carried on playing. Soon they were wet through.

Quick Quiz:

After checking his work, Lee's boss told him to carry on because he'd
  1. made many mistakes
  2. finished the work
  3. done a good job

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