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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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It is remarkable that in all these cases, the dead reefs and portions of reef lie at nearly the same depth, namely, from six to eight fathoms beneath the surface, as if they had been carried down by one uniform movement.
The next day I was carried down to receive the dreadful sentence, and when they came to ask me what I had to say why sentence should not pass, I stood mute a while, but somebody that stood behind me prompted me aloud to speak to the judges, for that they could represent things favourably for me.
That night found them back in camp with Tudor, who, while improved, would still have to be carried down on a stretcher.
So that night Alan carried down his fiery cross and set it in the bouman's window.
"It may have been carried down to the ocean by a river," he suggested.
The branch was carried down by a river, and we are going to find that river." I smote my open palm with a clenched fist, to emphasize a determination unsupported by hope.
A tide of waifs, strays, and malcontents of old camps along the river began to set towards Devil's Ford, in very much the same fashion as the debris, drift, and alluvium had been carried down in bygone days and cast upon its banks.
In the meantime, the ferryboat had floated away, carried down by the stream, and the shrieks of those whom it contained resounded more and more.
The river was full of floating blocks of ice, which were constantly crunching and cracking under us; and the depth of water, in the course we took to avoid the larger masses, carried down the middle of the river by the current, did not exceed a few inches.
Sean Edwards had to be carried down a ladder by fire crews and suffered smoke inhalation in the blaze at Hill Court, Wrexham.
Lead researcher Ho-kwang Mao said, "Based on our knowledge of the chemical makeup of the slabs that are drawn into the Earth's deep interior by plate tectonics, we think 300 million tons of water could be carried down to meet iron in the core and generate massive iron dioxide rocks each year".
The footage, posed online in a bid to track down the culprit, shows a ewe being carried down the road by the skin on its back.
I jumped up and the next thing I knew I was being carried down the street.
He is now being carried down on a horse, said Caparas, who was interviewed on the phone on their way down after an eight-hour search on Wednesday.
Lawton was carried down the street on a stretcher at approximately 9:45 a.m.