Carry Out

How to Conjugate Carry Out

  • Infinitive: Carry Out
  • Present Tense: Carry Out/ Carries Out
  • -ing Form: Carrying Out
  • Past Tense: Carried Out
  • Past Participle: Carried Out
Carry Out is a separable phrasal verb and has 5 definitions.

Definitions of Carry Out:

1. To move something or someone from one place to another using your arms or an object.

Examples: The fireman carried the little boy out of the burning building.
We need a dolly to carry the boxes out to the car.

2. To do a task.

Examples: I haven’t carried out any of my tasks yet.
The students were carrying out an exam when the fire alarm sounded.

3. To make a payment to someone in the form of a check or money order.

Examples: I wish the lottery commission would make a check out to me for one million dollars.
An unknown man made out a pretty big check for advanced Cancer research.

4. To make progress.

Examples: How are you making out on your new job?
The team isn’t making out very well without their star player.

5. To kiss and touch intensely.

Examples: Teenagers are doing a lot more than just making out these days.
There is nothing wrong with a little public display of affection, but to make out in public is just plain indecent. Get a room!

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