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Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts. OR It's not what the world holds for you it's what you bring to it
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Etymology

From Anglo-Norman carier (modern French: charrier).

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Verb

Infinitive
to carry

Third person singular
carries

Simple past
carried

Past participle
-

Present participle
carrying

to carry (third-person singular simple present carries, present participle carrying, simple past and past participle carried)
  1. (transitive) To lift (something) and take it to another place; to transport (something) by lifting.
  2. (transitive) To stock or supply (something).
    The corner drugstore doesn't carry his favorite brand of aspirin.
  3. (transitive) To adopt (something); take over.
    I think I can carry Smith's work while she is out.
  4. (transitive) (arithmetic) In an addition, to transfer the quantity in excess of what is countable in the units in a column to the column immediately to the left in order to be added there.
    Five and nine are fourteen; carry the one to the tens place.
  5. (transitive) To have or maintain (something).
    Always carry sufficient insurance to protect against a loss.
  6. (intransitive) To be transmitted; to travel.
    The sound of the bells carried for miles on the wind.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to capture a ship by coming alongside and boarding

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Antonyms

  • (in arithmetic): borrow (the equivalent reverse procedure in the inverse operation of subtraction)

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Noun

Singular
carry

Plural
carries

carry (carries)
  1. A manner of transporting or lifting something; the grip or position in which something is carried.
    Adjust your carry from time to time so that you don't tire too quickly.
  2. (computing) The bit or digit that is carried in an addition.

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