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carry coal to Newcastle exp.
spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal

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n.
poisonous gas that pollutes the air in coal mines
n.
A pipe that carries water and pollutants after being used in houses and businesses.
n.
someone who, most of the time, carries a device enabling him to capture his day-by-day experiences (such as a photo camera, mobile phone etc.)
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carry

  

      vb   , -ries, -rying, -ried   mainly tr  
1    also intr   to take or bear (something) from one place to another  
to carry a baby in one's arms     
2    to transfer for consideration; take  
he carried his complaints to her superior     
3    to have on one's person  
he always carries a watch     
4    also intr   to be transmitted or serve as a medium for transmitting  
sound carries best over water     
5    to contain or be capable of containing  
the jug carries water     
6    to bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure, or responsibility of  
her efforts carry the whole production     
7    to have as an attribute or result  
this crime carries a heavy penalty     
8    to bring or communicate  
to carry news     
9    also intr   to be pregnant with (young)  
she is carrying her third child     
10    to bear (the head, body, etc.) in a specified manner  
she carried her head high     
11    to conduct or bear (oneself) in a specified manner  
she carried herself well in a difficult situation     
12    to continue or extend  
the war was carried into enemy territory     
13    to cause to move or go  
desire for riches carried him to the city     
14    to influence, esp. by emotional appeal  
his words carried the crowd     
15    to secure the passage of (a bill, motion, etc.)  
16    to win (an election)  
17    to obtain victory for (a candidate or measure) in an election  
18      (Chiefly U.S.)   to win a plurality or majority of votes in (a district, legislative body, etc.)  
the candidate carried 40 states     
19    to capture  
our troops carried the town     
20    (of communications media) to include as the content  
this newspaper carries no book reviews     
21      (Also (esp. U.S.))    carry over     (Book-keeping)   to transfer (an item) to another account, esp. to transfer to the following year's account instead of writing off against profit and loss  
to carry a loss     
22      (Maths)   to transfer (a number) from one column of figures to the next, as from units to tens in multiplication and addition  
23    (of a shop, trader, etc.) to keep in stock  
to carry confectionery     
24    to support (a musical part or melody) against the other parts  
25    to sustain (livestock)  
this land will carry twelve ewes to the acre     
26    to maintain (livestock) in good health but without increasing their weight or obtaining any products from them  
27    intr   (of a ball, projectile, etc.) to travel through the air or reach a specified point  
his first drive carried to the green     
28      (Sport, esp. golf)   (of a ball) to travel beyond  
the drive carried the trees     
29    intr   (of a gun) to have a range as specified  
this rifle carries for 1200 yards     
30    to retain contact with and pursue (a line of scent)  
31    intr   (of ground) to be in such a condition that scent lies well upon it  
32      (Ice hockey)   to move (the puck) forwards, keeping it against the blade of the stick  
33    Informal   to imbibe (alcoholic drink) without showing ill effects  
34    intr  
Slang   to have drugs on one's person  
35    carry all before (one)   to win unanimous support or approval for (oneself)  
36    carry a tune   to be able to sing in tune  
37    carry the can (for)  
Informal   to take the responsibility for some misdemeanour, etc. (on behalf of)  
38    carry the day   to win a contest or competition; succeed  
      n   pl   , -ries  
39    the act of carrying  
40      (U.S. and Canadian)   a portion of land over which a boat must be portaged  
41    the range of a firearm or its projectile  
42    the distance travelled by a ball, etc., esp. (in golf) the distance from where the ball is struck to where it first touches the ground  
     (C14 carien, from Old Northern French carier to move by vehicle, from car, from Latin carrum transport wagon; see car)  


carry away  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to remove forcefully  
2    usually passive   to cause (a person) to lose self-control  
3    usually passive   to delight or enrapture  
he was carried away by the music     
carry back     (Tax accounting)  
      vb  
1    tr, adv   to apply (a legally permitted credit, esp. an operating loss) to the taxable income of previous years in order to ease the overall tax burden  
      n  
  carry-back  
2    an amount carried back  
carry forward  
      vb   tr, adv  
1      (Book-keeping)   to transfer (a balance) to the next page, column, etc.  
2      (Tax accounting)   to apply (a legally permitted credit, esp. an operating loss) to the taxable income of following years to ease the overall tax burden,   (Also)    carry over  
      n  
  carry-forward  
3      (Also called)    carry-over     (Tax accounting)   an amount carried forward  
carry off  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to remove forcefully  
2    to win  
he carried off all the prizes     
3    to manage or handle (a situation) successfully  
he carried off the introductions well     
4    to cause to die  
he was carried off by pneumonia     
carry on  
      vb   adv  
1    intr   to continue or persevere  
we must carry on in spite of our difficulties     
2    tr   to manage or conduct  
to carry on a business     
3    intr; often foll by: with  
Informal   to have an affair  
4    intr  
Informal   to cause a fuss or commotion  
      n  
  carry-on  
5    Informal     (chiefly Brit)   a fuss or commotion  
carry out  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to perform or cause to be implemented  
I wish he could afford to carry out his plan     
2    to bring to completion; accomplish  
      n  
  carry-out     (Chiefly Scot)  
3    alcohol bought at a pub or off-licence for consumption elsewhere  
4   
a    hot cooked food bought at a shop or restaurant for consumption elsewhere  
b    a shop or restaurant that sells such food  
we'll get something from the Chinese carry-out     
c    (as modifier)  
a carry-out shop     
carry over  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to postpone or defer  
2      (Book-keeping, tax accounting)      another term for       carry forward  
3    (on the London Stock Exchange) to postpone (payment or settlement) until the next account day  
      n  
  carry-over  
4    something left over for future use, esp. goods to be sold  
5      (Book-keeping)   a sum or balance carried forward  
6       another name for       contango  
7      (Tax accounting)      another name for       carry-forward  
carry through  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to bring to completion  
2    to enable to endure (hardship, trouble, etc.); support  
cash-and-carry  
      adj  
      adv  
1    sold or operated on a basis of cash payment for merchandise that is not delivered but removed by the purchaser  
      n  
2    a wholesale store, esp. for groceries, that operates on this basis  
3    an operation on a commodities futures market in which spot goods are purchased and sold at a profit on a futures contract  
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