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carry down

To move something from a higher level to a lower one. A noun or pronoun can be used between "carry" and "down." It took many trips, but we finally carried all of those boxes down—they're now safely back in the basement. The next time you go down the basement, please carry down the laundry.
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carry something down

to take something from a higher to a lower place. Would you go up to the attic and carry the trunk down? Why should I carry down the trunk?
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References in classic literature ?
Now and again some ancient patriarch of the woods, rent by a flashing bolt, would crash in a thousand pieces among the surrounding trees, carrying down numberless branches and many smaller neighbors to add to the tangled confusion of the tropical jungle.
The clock struck ten while the trunks were carrying down, and the general had fixed to be out of Milsom Street by that hour.
He was almost a skeleton when they put him on board the Ramchunder East Indiaman, Captain Bragg, from Calcutta, touching at Madras, and so weak and prostrate that his friend who had tended him through his illness prophesied that the honest Major would never survive the voyage, and that he would pass some morning, shrouded in flag and hammock, over the ship's side, and carrying down to the sea with him the relic that he wore at his heart.
In the end, the issue was settled and Kris Jenner, North's grandmother, ended up carrying down the aisle with her.
I found a thin sheet of cardboard and slid it as carefully as I could under its haunches, carrying down into the field behind the house.