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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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