carry forward - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theycarry forward
he/she/itcarries forward
present participlecarrying forward
past tensecarried forward
past participlecarried forward
  1. 1
    to take the total of a column of numbers from the bottom of one page to the top of the next
  2. 2
    to take something such as money or holidays that are available for you to use in one period of time into the next one
See also main entry: carry