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|present participle||carrying on|
|past tense||carried on|
|past participle||carried on|
Carry on. You're doing fine.
He moved to London to carry on his work.
For the moment we've been told to carry on as usual.
Just carry on with what you were doing.
If you carry on spending money like that, you'll end up in debt.
This is the British English definition of carry on. View American English definition of carry on.
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