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carry over

to extend into another time period or location. I don't like for bills to carry over into the next month. Please do not let the paragraph carry over.
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carry over

 (to something)
1. [for a sum or other figure] to be taken to another column of figures. This amount carries over into the next column. Yes, this number carries over.
2. to last or continue until another time. Will this enthusiasm carry over to the following week? Of course, it will carry over.
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carry something over

to let something like a bill extend into another period of time. We'll carry the amount of money due over into the next month. Yes, please carry over the balance.
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carry something over (until some time)

 and carry something over (to some time)
to defer something until a particular time. Can we carry this discussion over until later? We will carry over our discussion to tomorrow.
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carry over something

also carry something over
to allow something you deal with to continue existing I try not to let my problems at work carry over into my private life. She couldn't pay the full amount she owed, so she carried over part of it to the next month.
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carry over

1. See carry forward, def. 1.
2. To keep something, usually merchandise, for a subsequent period. For example, We'll carry over this summer's bathing suits for next winter's resort season.
3. Persist from one time or situation to another, as in His leadership in sports carried over to the classroom. [Late 1800s]
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carry over

v.
1. To transport something or someone from one place to another: After I finished eating, I carried my plate over to the sink.
2. To transfer some account from one column or category to another one relating to the same account: The company carried its losses over to the next year for tax purposes. The accountant carried over the balance to the next statement.
3. To retain merchandise or other goods for a subsequent (usually the next) season: The store disappointed many of its fashionable customers when it carried over its fall collection. Because of the weak market, farmers carried a billion bushels of corn over from last year.
4. To persist to another time or situation: The confidence gained in remedial classes carried over into the children's regular schoolwork.
5. To defer something to another time: We will carry over all unfinished business to the next meeting. Can we carry this conversation over to another time?
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