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Phrasal Verbs

carry out

This page is about the phrasal verb carry out

Meaning

If you carry out a task or a piece of work, you do whatever is needed to complete it.

Synonym

do, complete

For example

  • carry out sth The government's task force is carrying out an investigation into the effects of pollution on the fishing industry.

  • be carried out The experiment was carried out by a team of scientists from Tokyo University.

Nouns often used as objects with carry out: experiment, investigation, search, study, inquiry, survey, research, review

Quick Quiz

After the police had carried out their investigation into the murder, the police

a. began searching for clues

b. moved the victim's body

c. sent the results to the prosecutor

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