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

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