|1.||[ verb ] direct the course of; manage or control|
|Synonyms:||conduct carry_out deal|
"You cannot conduct business like this"
|Related terms:||manage officiate racketeer transaction hand conducting|
|2.||[ verb ] continue with one's activities|
|Synonyms:||continue proceed go_on|
"I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice" "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
|Related terms:||talk jog segue lengthiness|
|3.||[ verb ] keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last|
|Synonyms:||continue preserve uphold bear_on|
"preserve the peace in the family" "continue the family tradition" "Carry on the old traditions"
|Related terms:||discontinue keep resume perpetuate prolong persevere mummify continue proceed maintainer|
|4.||[ verb ] misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way|
"The children acted up when they were not bored"