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carry out

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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycarry out
he/she/itcarries out
present participlecarrying out
past tensecarried out
past participlecarried out
  1. to do something that you have said you will do or that you have been told to do

    Maybe she ought to have carried out her threat to go to the police.

    He waited until they had carried out his orders to the fullest.

    1. a.
      to do something important

      The construction work was carried out by a local contractor.

      An investigation is being carried out by the prison warden.

      Some practicalexperiments carried out by Mayo in the early 1930s produced interesting results.

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