Definition of 'carry out'

See related content

French Translation of "carry out"
French Translation of "carry out"
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : daric
Word of the day : daric
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar

Example sentences containing 'carry out'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
You were the one who said we were dealing with fanatics who would stop at nothing to carry out their plans. MacNeill, Alastair CODE BREAKERBut of course she would take a message, and he could rely on someone from the Agence to carry out his wishes. Hilton, John Buxton MOONDROP TO MURDEROnly Sethos could be so bold; only he could carry out such a daring plot. Elizabeth Peters LION IN THE VALLEY (2000)Then what happened after that was... we got a carry-out and came here. David Cavanagh MUSIC FOR BOYS (2003)When he passed the Chinese carry-out he stopped and looked in through the plate-glass window, disapproving sternly. various & introduction by Deirdre Chapman A ROOMFUL OF BIRDS - SCOTTISH SHORT STORIES 1990 (2003)

Trends of 'carry out'

Very Common. carry out is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage for:

Translations for 'carry out'

British English: carry out /ˈkærɪ aʊt/ VERB
If you carry out a threat, task, or instruction, you do it or act according to it.
The police carried out the arrests.
  • American English: carry out
  • Arabic: يُنَفِّذُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: executar
  • Chinese: 执行
  • Croatian: provesti
  • Czech: provést činnost
  • Danish: udføre
  • Dutch: uitvoeren
  • European Spanish: realizar ejecutar
  • Finnish: toteuttaa
  • French: mener
  • German: durchführen
  • Greek: εκτελώ
  • Italian: eseguire
  • Japanese: 実行する
  • Korean: 실행하다
  • Norwegian: utføre
  • Polish: wykonać
  • European Portuguese: executar
  • Romanian: a efectua
  • Russian: осуществлять
  • Latin American Spanish: cumplir llevar a cabo
  • Swedish: utföra
  • Thai: ทำให้สำเร็จ
  • Turkish: uygulamak
  • Ukrainian: виконувати
  • Vietnamese: thực hiện


Definition of carry out from the Collins English Dictionary
The moon is at the forefront of our minds as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ on 20th July, 1969. This month, we’ve been exploring lunar terminology, as well as looking at how the moon has woven itself into the fabric of our everyday language.
Read more
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Read more
Learning English: Making suggestions when travelling
Take a boat? Stay overnight somewhere? This article looks at some useful phrases you can use when discussing options about what to do when travelling.
Read more
Collins English Dictionary Apps
Download our English Dictionary apps - available for both iOS and Android.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access