carry out


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v carry out pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue "Did he go through with the treatment?","He implemented a new economic plan","She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"
    • v carry out put in effect "carry out a task","execute the decision of the people","He actioned the operation"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At one time in India, a fiance was required to deflower his future bride if she died before the wedding. The girl could not be cremated until this ritual was carried out in front of the village priest.
    • Carry out to accomplish fully: to carry out for burial
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  • Eric Berne
    Eric Berne
    “Each person designs his own life, freedom gives him the power to carry out his own designs, and power gives the freedom to interfere with the designs of others.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    “Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life.”
  • Frank Moore Colby
    “We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.”
  • Buddy Hackett
    Buddy Hackett
    “I've had a few arguments with people, but I never carry a grudge. You know why? While you're carrying a grudge, they're out dancing.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.”
  • Leon Trotsky
    “Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. carier,—Low L. carricāre, to cart—L. carrus, a car.


In literature:

Give the necessary orders to carry out his decision.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
A coffin was carried out, and then I knew that she was dead.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Thus he came to the conclusion that rotation of crops was unnecessary, provided that a thorough system of tillage was carried out.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
This compact was carried out and worked admirably, at any rate from my point of view.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
The roboguards were in the act of directing the locking of the truck; the loading had been carried out precisely on schedule.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
Excavations were carried out here in 1908, but without throwing any important new light on the monument.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
I am a lover of dogs, and had the animal been alive nothing would have induced me to carry out his suggestion.
"The Golden Face" by William Le Queux
The sentence was carried out even more barbarously than it was pronounced.
"One Snowy Night" by Emily Sarah Holt
It is a religion in which the ideas of guilt and merit are carried out to the extreme.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
During his later years there he built a laboratory for aerial investigations, and carried out his famous experiments.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Both before and after operation, massage and movement are to be carried out, as in fractures treated by other methods.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The guards were, as Erculio must have known they would be, halfhearted about carrying out their mandate.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
This thought was however rather one left for the future to carry out, than one which swayed or contented the English world at the time.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
Besides, he had a mission to carry out.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
The arrangement he had made must be ostensibly carried out.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
Wealthy brides, who have some special fancy to carry out, often provide the gowns for their maids.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
He was carrying out a duty, honoring a claim his inheritance made on him; he wanted to leave Langrigg better than he found it.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Precautions to enforce order were such as is provided in martial law, and carried out in the beginning with some show of fairness.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
While he was gone they might carry out their plans with comparative ease and safety.
"The Struggle for Missouri" by John McElroy
But in this way the Prefect would not have been able to carry out his secret plans.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn

In poetry:

A boy, if he would push his way,
Must learn some nonsense every day;
And cut, to carry out this view,
His wisdom teeth and wisdom too.
"My Dream" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The Sea, beloved by a thousand ships,
Is maiden ever, and fresh and free.
Ah, for the touch of her cool green lips,
Carry me out to Sea!
"Valgovind's Boat Song" by Laurence Hope
All the village turned out to find her,
The Farmer made terrible vows,
And " carried on " almost as much
As if he'd lost one of his cows.
"Limehouse Liz (Of Lambeth)" by T W Connor
And we who once rang out like a bell,
Have nothing now to show or to sell;
Old bones to carry, old stories to tell:
So it is to be an Old Soldier.
"Old Soldier" by Padraic Colum
'And hitherward I come,
Before this same old Time shall strike me numb,
To carry it out.' — 'Strange, this is!' said the other;
'What mind shall plumb
"The Obliterate Tomb" by Thomas Hardy
Thus your womb held joy,
when the harmony of all Heaven chimed out from you,
because, Virgin, you carried the son of God
whence your chastity blazed in God.
"Ave, Generosa" by Hildegard von Bingen

In news:

President Obama's chief foreign policy achievement in his first term was his order to carry out the daring raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden.
President Obama's chief foreign policy achievement in his first term was his order to carry out the daring raid in.
Police impersonators carry out string of robberies.
Volunteers carry out ' Point-in-Time ' homeless count in Hudson County.
A US newspaper is reporting that China earlier this month carried out a series of practice or "simulated" attacks targeting Taiwan.
Thus, before exercise can be prescribed , a thorough history and examination of the patient's mechanical sensitivities should be carried out (Vollowitz, 1988.
The U.K.'s Supreme Court has ordered Glen Mulcaire to hand over details of who told him to carry out the hacking at News Corp.'s now-shuttered News of The World.
Pierangeli has the right leadership skills and experience to carry out all the duties of the elected prosecutor with excellence and integrity.
Proteome Sciences to Carry Out Biomarker Analyses for €11M EU-Funded Stroke Hypothermia Trial.
The British Ministry of Defence is carrying out a full investigation.
Behind the walls of federal prisons nationwide, chaplains have been quietly carrying out a systematic purge of religious books and materials that were once available to prisoners in chapel libraries.
Chaplains in federal prisons have been quietly carrying out a systematic purge of religious books and materials.
0Celsius has developed a specific technology using screw heat exchangers to carry out various pyrolysis processes.
HRT has confirmed it will carry out its young driver test at Silverstone next week with Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua.
Jordan, Kidd Harrison Carries Out The Coffin On Fire.

In science:

Our thanks to the JCMT staff who carried out observations on our behalf.
HCN in the inner envelope of {chi} Cygni
This calculation is similar to that for a > 0 already carried out earlier.10 Finally, we extend model I to include a magnetic field B for d = 2.
Hopping between Random Locations: Spectrum and Instanton
Finally, there is no obstruction to carrying out this program when V is replaced by a vector bundle over a base variety X .
Some applications of localization to enumerative problems
The obvious problem for carrying out this procedure explicitly is that for most sets of operators κi , the inner products (functions of the complex parameters) would be difficult to evaluate.
Defining Entropy Bounds
Barger et al. (1998), while detecting only 2 sources down to 3 mJy, have carried out a very successful program of follow-up of SCUBA sources with optical telescopes on Mauna Kea.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
To compute this slope, two simulations are carried out in parallel: one in the liquid phase and one in the solid.
Phase Behavior of a Simple Model for Membrane Proteins
Here two simulations are carried out in parallel: one in the liquid phase and one in the vapor.
Phase Behavior of a Simple Model for Membrane Proteins
Eq. (19) and corresponds to an experiment carried out on a time scale t ≫ τef f .
Dynamics of relaxor ferroelectrics
As the RG above is carried out with spheres centered on x, 0, at a = |x/2| the two spheres merge, and one must match boundary conditions.
Breakdown of Conformal Invariance at Strongly Random Critical Points
Everything else carries out just as before; we have a plus sign rather than a minus sign between the two terms in this determinant.
Random Walk in an Alcove of an Affine Weyl Group, and Non-Colliding Random Walks on an Interval
In this problem, the probability weight itself is diagonal in the momentum space (see above), which allows us to carry out numerical simulations with a very large lattice up to 2048× 2048.
Numerical Replica Limit for the Density Correlation of the Random Dirac Fermion
AM is very grateful to the ICTP Trieste for providing an extremely pleasant and stimulating environment where much of this work was carried out.
On random graphs and the statistical mechanics of granular matter
Larsen & Richtler (1999) carried out a systematic ground-based search for young massive clusters in 21 nearby non-interacting spiral galaxies and found young massive star clusters in about one quarter of the galaxies.
The Formation of Star Clusters
After this regularization procedure has been carried out, we can quantize the system just like any other classical system with a finite number of degrees of freedom.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
We begin by reviewing the perturbative Yang-Mills formalism in background field gauge, which can be used to carry out loop calculations in matrix theory.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory