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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycarry over
he/she/itcarries over
present participlecarrying over
past tensecarried over
past participlecarried over
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if something carries over or is carried over from one situation into another, it has the same effect in the new situation as it had in the old one

    Stresses at work can often be carried over into your home life.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to take something that you earn or are given in one year or period of time into the next one

    You are not allowed to carry over holiday entitlement from one year into the next.

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